Tuesday, August 21, 2007 8:29 am
Japan’s hottest city puts forward new plans to battle the heat
The municipal government in Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture which saw the hottest temperature ever recorded in Japan last Thursday, held a conference on “high temperature counter-measure” on Monday, the Mainichi Shimbun reports.
After the city started issuing sunstroke warnings last summer when temperatures reached above 31 degrees, it was decided during the conference that a 2-step warning system would be introduced. The municipal government also decided to attempt to harness the attention the city has received over the hot weather to attract tourists.
Tajimi saw temperatures rise to 40.9 degrees last Thursday, beating the previous record for hottest temperature ever measured in Japan, set in Yamagata Prefecture in 1933.
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