The heat is on

PHOTO: REUTERS
PHOTO: REUTERS
People in Tokyo take a break under a cooling mist yesterday as Japan deals with a record-breaking June heatwave, with temperatures of about 40degC in areas surrounding Tokyo. 

Fears grew about a shortage of electricity to keep air conditioners whirring and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for a ramp-up of nuclear power use.

High temperatures are expected for another five days around greater Tokyo.

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