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Record Heat Wave Grips Japan

SNA (Tokyo) — Japan falls into the grips of a heat wave reaching the all-time highest temperature ever recorded in the country. Kumagaya City in Saitama Prefecture hits 41.1 degrees celsius.

Dozens die of heatstroke across the nation and more than 10,000 taken to the hospital.

Part of the Kyoto Gion Festival was cancelled because of the health risk to the participants. The government is considering special financial support for schools to allow them to quickly install air conditioning units.

Japan residents wonder if this is what the future of climate change will feel like.

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