Temperatures enter the forties in Kumagaya city, north of Tokyo. Photo: AP

Land of the (red hot) rising sun: can Japan beat its killer heat?

With temperatures soaring into the record books, Japan’s heatwave has taken a deadly turn, prompting authorities to declare a natural disaster and turn to city planners for ideas on how to keep cool

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Temperatures enter the forties in Kumagaya city, north of Tokyo. Photo: AP
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