A man dabs his forehead with a sweat towel in a park last month amid Tokyo’s hottest June streak since 1875. Photo: Reuters
A man dabs his forehead with a sweat towel in a park last month amid Tokyo’s hottest June streak since 1875. Photo: Reuters
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Japan insurers start selling same-day heatstroke cover as temperatures soar

  • More than 14,000 people were taken to hospital for emergency treatment in Japan’s latest record-setting heatwave
  • Insurance plans that were initially only available to children have now been expanded to include adults too, for as little as 73 US cents per day

A man dabs his forehead with a sweat towel in a park last month amid Tokyo’s hottest June streak since 1875. Photo: Reuters
A man dabs his forehead with a sweat towel in a park last month amid Tokyo’s hottest June streak since 1875. Photo: Reuters
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