Hot Weather Continues In Japan

Hot weather continues in Japan

Unseasonably hot weather continued across Japan on Friday, with temperatures rising above 30 degrees Celsius in some areas before noon.

Weather officials are urging people to take precautions against heatstroke.

Hot Air Balloon Festival Attracts Tourists

Hot air balloon festival attracts tourists

Colorful hot air balloons are attracting tourists and locals in the northern Japanese city of Ojiya in Niigata Prefecture.

Thirty-four balloonist teams have gathered from across Japan to participate in the festival.

Nara's Asuka Hot Pot Gives Flavor Of Food Culture From Afar

Nara's Asuka hot pot gives flavor of food culture from afar

Recipe books collected from around the globe, some written in Cyrillic and Arabic, line the bookshelf of Yuriko Aoki, a cooking expert on the world's local dishes.

She refers to the books, including an instructional tome with hand-drawn illustrations and a beautiful volume resembling a photo album, to recreate local flavors and introduces them through events and the media.

New Hot Hatch Tipped To Pave Subaru's Wrc Return

New Hot Hatch Tipped To Pave Subaru's WRC ReturnIt’s pretty remarkable, when you think about it, how Subaru has held on to its rally-conquering image ten years after having withdrawn from the WRC, and over twenty years since it last won the title. But the latest rumors coming from Japan suggest that it’s preparing to return, and develop a new road-going hot hatch to pave the way.

Typhoon Brings Unusually Hot Day To Japan

Typhoon brings unusually hot day to Japan

Typhoon Kong-rey, now classified as a severe tropical storm, is causing record high temperatures for October in wide areas across Japan.

The Meteorological Agency says unusually hot temperatures were recorded on Saturday mainly in the Hokuriku, Shikoku and Chugoku regions as hot southern air was drawn to the typhoon.

Eastern Japan Has Unusually Hot Day

Eastern Japan has unusually hot day

Kong-rey, which was formerly a typhoon and is now a low pressure system, is bringing unusually high temperatures for October, mainly to the Pacific side of eastern Japan.

The Meteorological Agency says the hot temperatures were recorded on Sunday in the Tokai, Kanto and southern Tohoku regions, as hot air was drawn to the low pressure system.

Hokkaido Hot Spring Resort To Lure Tourists

Hokkaido hot spring resort to lure tourists

Hot springs operators in Hokkaido are stepping up efforts to attract tourists. The move comes as a powerful earthquake that hit the northern Japanese prefecture is impacting tourism, one of the region's main industries.

Hotels in the Jozankei hot sprint resort have had many cancelations. They say they are expected to lose about 330 million yen, or around 3 million dollars, by the end of the year.