This year is the worst summer in Japan. Dozens of people have died from the heat and thousands others have been rushed to hospital. July and August has always been the peak of summer in Japan. However, this year has been the worst. The temperature has ranged between 33 and 39 degrees Celsius, and it reached 41.1 Celsius by the end of July in an area near capital Tokyo.
The Japanese government has issued advice for its citizens on how to deal with heat waves. People in Japan are encouraged to always have parasols with them and use sunblock during the day.
Tourist attractions have provided water sprinklers for tourists to keep cool. Drinks sellers are easily available so people can stay hydrated. Souvenir shops also sell ice creams for tourists.
It is very easy to spot people walking in the shade or even sleeping outdoors to avoid the heat. [yan]