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Photo Journal: Sunstruck

Women sharing a parasol walk in Tokyo's Ginza district on Oct. 7, 2018. The high temperature topped 30 degrees Celsius in the Kanto and Tokai regions due to warm air brought by Typhoon Kong-rey. In the predawn hours of the same day, the typhoon was downgraded to an extratropical cyclone as it travelled over the Sea of Japan and around the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. Temperatures in various parts of eastern Japan hit record highs for October. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, temperatures in the Kanto region will decrease after Oct. 8, but remain higher than average for this time of year for some days.

    (Japanese original by Jun Kaneko, City News Department)

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