Nearly 850 treated at hospitals for heatstroke
NHK -- Jul 17
Hundreds of people were taken to hospitals across Japan with symptoms of heatstroke on Sunday, as the intense hot weather continues.

Fire departments and police say at least 846 people received medical treatment in Japan's 47 prefectures.

A 59-year-old man was found unconscious in a parking lot in Ota City in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo.

The highest temperature of the day -- 36 degrees Celsius -- was recorded in Mobara City in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo. Daytime highs exceeded 35 degrees in many other cities across Japan.

News source: NHK
May 24
The Okinawa prefectural government on Wednesday granted an honor award to Japanese pop diva Namie Amuro, 40, a native of the southernmost prefecture. (Jiji)
May 24
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a notorious pickpocket whose career dates back to the Showa Era, reports TBS News (
May 24
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 45-year-old from Shizuoka Prefecture for allegedly sending death threats to political commentator and journalist Akira Ikegami earlier this year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (
May 22
Japan's Imperial Household Agency unveiled a portrait of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Monday. This is the first time the couple's portrait was created with their approval. (NHK)
May 22
Japanese Empress Michiko fed silkworms mulberry leaves at a sericulture facility in the Imperial Palace on Monday in her final act of Imperial sericulture before Emperor Akihito's abdication next April. (Jiji)
May 22
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 71-year-old man over the alleged molestation of four middle school girls in Zama City, reports Nippon News Network (
May 21
Osaka prefectural police on Sunday appealed to the public for any information that might help them find out what happened to a nine-year-old girl who went missing on May 20, 2003 in the town of Kumatori near Osaka Bay. (Japan Today)
May 20
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested an organized crime member for allegedly referring customers to a business in the Tobita Shinchi pleasure quarter of Nishinari Ward, reports Nikkan Sports (
May 20
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are hunting for the male perpetrator who slashed a man in Shibuya Ward on Friday night, reports Fuji News Network (
May 19
Crowds of people have gathered in Tokyo's Asakusa district to watch a traditional Shinto festival that heralds the arrival of early summer. (NHK)