Over 18,000 People Suffer Heatstroke Last Week

Over 18,000 people suffer heatstroke last week

Officials at Japan's fire agency say more than 18,000 people across the country were taken to hospitals for heat stroke in the week to Sunday as high temperatures persist.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency reports that 18,347 people suffered heat stroke from July 29 to August 4. That's more than three times as many as the previous week.

Over 5,000 People Had Heatstroke Last Week

Over 5,000 people had heatstroke last week

As sweltering summer weather prevails over Japan, more than 5,600 people have been taken to hospitals across the country in the week to Sunday due to heatstroke. That's nearly three times as many as the week earlier.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency reported that of the 5,664 patients, 2,978 were aged 65 or older, and that 11 died.

Nintendo Just Gave A Plane Full Of People Free Nintendo Switch Consoles

Nintendo Just Gave A Plane Full Of People Free Nintendo Switch Consoles

For most of us, flying to our destinations isn’t always the most enjoyable experience. There is turbulence, food that doesn’t always taste great, inconsiderate seatmates, and so on. However, it seems that a bunch of folks who took a Southwest Airlines flight just got the surprise of their life when Nintendo gifted each and everyone of them a free Switch console.

In addition to the free console, Nintendo also gave them a copy of Super Mario Maker 2, giving passengers a ton of things to do while they flew to their destination. Southwest Airlines has since confirmed the giveaway as being authentic as part of a partnership with Nintendo for the promotion.

People Mourn Victims Of Japan Floods One Year On

People mourn victims of Japan floods one year on

People in Japan have held ceremonies to honor hundreds of victims of torrential rains, flooding, and landslides, one year after the disaster ravaged communities throughout the western part of the country.

A large crowd gathered for a memorial service in the district of Mabi in the city of Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture on Saturday. The area was particularly hard hit.

New Emperor Greets 140,000 People

New Emperor greets 140,000 people

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has made his first remarks in front of the public since ascending the throne earlier this week.

The Imperial Household Agency said more than 140,000 people visited the Imperial Palace on Saturday to celebrate the Imperial succession. Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, and other members of the Imperial family appeared on the palace balcony six times during the day to greet the public.

People Welcoming New Era Of Reiwa

People welcoming new era of Reiwa

People in Japan marked the beginning of the Reiwa era in a variety of ways.

A woman who took part in one of the countdown events said she hopes that people can make their dreams come true in the new era.

New Emperor Addresses The People

New Emperor addresses the people

It is the first day of a new era in Japanese history full of celebrations and rituals. Emperor Naruhito took the throne at the start of Wednesday and that ushered in a new era called Reiwa.

The Emperor has just taken part in two key ceremonies to mark the occasion.

Emperor Thanks People For Support

Emperor thanks people for support

Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate, bringing the three-decade-long Heisei era to a close. A ceremony to mark the occasion was held at the Imperial Palace.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke on behalf of the people of Japan.

People Reflect On Heisei Era

People reflect on Heisei era

Many people are reminiscing about the Heisei era... and thinking about the Reiwa era to come.

A woman in her 70s says, "Now that I think about it, Heisei was a really good era."

People Train For Disaster 3 Years After Big Quake

People train for disaster 3 years after big quake

People in Uki City, Kumamoto Prefecture, have renewed their preparedness for natural disasters one day before the third anniversary of the deadly quake that hit the region.

About 80 people, including Buddhist monks from nearby temples, gathered at a public hall in the city on Saturday. They first observed a moment of silence to mourn the victims.