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 People use parasols to try to escape the heat on Sunday in Ginza, Tokyo.  Photograph: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

Two weeks into Japan’s blistering heatwave, at least 80 people have died and thousands have been rushed to emergency rooms, as officials on Tuesday ur(...)

A kimono-clad woman using a sun umbrella on a street during a heatwave in Tokyo, Japan on Monday. Photograph:  Issei Kato/Reuters

The temperature rose to a record 41.1 Celsius in a city northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a heatwave in Japan that has killed at least 23 people and se(...)