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How to Prevent Heatstroke During Summertime in Japan

Preventing Heatstroke in Japan

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What Will Summer Be Like in Japan?

Summer in Japan is super hot and more humid than you would expect. According to a report in 2016, more than 50,000 people were transported to hospitals due to heatstroke between the months of May and September, and in 2016 alone, nearly 50 people passed away because of heatstroke. So this is something to take seriously when you plan a trip to Japan.

To prevent heatstroke, there are a number of useful products to fight heatstroke from ever occurring, and of course the frequent intake of water is also fundamental in preventing heatstroke. So if you are planning to travel to Japan this summer, we would like to advise you to check out these products and tips for prevention.

Learn More About Heatstroke

 In Japan, a ” Zero Heatstroke ” project was put together by the Japan Weather Association and has been running since 2013. Throughout 2017, they will continue to promote their project to get people to pay more attention to the problem of heatstroke and how to avoid it. In July, in Tokyo, Kanazawa, and Fukuoka, which are some of the major cities in Japan, they will collaborate with the Ministry of the Environment to organize promotional events such as  “Preventing Heatstroke in July.”
preventing heatstroke event held in Japan in 2016
* The event held last year
 The famous character Hello Kitty, will be the ambassador of this event. At the event, they will offer several educational campaigns which will help promote the safe enjoyment of the summer season. If you make a trip to the event you might have the chance to nab a Hello Kitty themed paper fan.  They are available on a first come first serve basis, and you get to take a picture with Hello Kitty herself, before uploading the picture onto social media. You can also get a themed fan if you participate in a questionnaire related to heatstroke. A chance to learn about heatstroke while collecting cool heatstroke prevention gifts. An English leaflet is also distributed at the event. Why don’t you join this event and learn about Japanese summer heat stroke countermeasures?
Hello Kitty also joined this event in Japan
Prevent heatstroke event held in Japan in 2016
* The event held in last year

The Event Schedule in 2017:  “Prevent Heatstroke in July”

1. 8th July (Sat) in Fukuoka

Fukuoka
Venue: The event space on the 1st floor of Fukuoka Tenjin Imsu
Address: 1F 1-7-11 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city
Time: around 11: 00-15: 00
Note:
– The event will be be finished as soon as the 1,500 special gifts have run out.
– To be postponed in case of rain.

2. 15th July (Sat) in Kanazawa

Kanazawa
Venue: The basement square of Higashimotenashi dome at Kanazawa Station
Time: around 11: 00-15: 00
Note:
– The event will be be finished as soon as the 1,000 special gifts have run out.

3. 23rd July (Sun) in Tokyo

Tokyo Sky Tree

Venue: The Soramachi space of Tokyo Sky Tree
Time: around 11: 00-15: 00
Note:
– The event will be be finished as soon as the 2,000 special gifts have run out.
– To be postponed in case of rain.
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 Attention:
– Dates and locations are subject to change.
– For education and prevention of heatstroke disease, please check out the official website.