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Fun / foon Tokyo
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
It's 39.5C/103F in Tokyo (Why do people live here?)
Topic: Japanese life
The temperature in Tokyo hit 39.5 degrees Celsius ---that's
100.4 F and NHK Morning News says the temp never dropped below 30 C in the past 24 hours! More than 190 were hospitalized.

Mercury hits record 39.5 C in Tokyo, some 190 ill
TOKYO, July 20, Kyodo -
A heat wave hit central and eastern Japan on Tuesday....Nearly 190 people were taken to hospital with heatstroke nationwide, according to a Kyodo News survey as of 11 p.m.

Four die as heat wave hits Japan
Sydney Morning Herald,
A heat wave in Japan has killed four people, most of them elderly, and left at least 10 others in serious condition in hospital, officials said Friday. ...
Torrential rains flood buildings in Saitama Prefecture
Mainichi wrote:
SAITAMA -- Torrential rains hit northern Saitama Prefecture late Thursday, flooding seven buildings, police and a meteorological observatory said Friday.

Posted by trek/taro at 10:17 AM KDT
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Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:11 PM KDT

Name: Damien Dixon
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I'd give up the rain and plebery here in Belfast to live in the seering heat of Tokyo any day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:36 PM KDT

Name: taro

Done Deal! You're on.
I'll swap jobs with ya straight across. You get to live in concrete hell with the Japanese Borg. I get to live in cool, lyrical Belfast.
Hell, I throw in my Benz an western apartment for free if you let me keep my Japanese wife.

If you could just imagine these Japanese dipshits walking around in suits, it would crack you up. And there are millions of them! 40 degrees and they're marching off to work in long pants, an undershirt, collar buttoned, suit jacket and a farkquing tie.

NHK TV every year has a program showing "scientifically" with body-worn thermometers and computers that wearing an undershirt under a whilte dress shirt is "cooler." If the Borg TV says so, it must be true, right?

US govn't / NIOSH wrote: Heat Stress
... Direct sweat evaporation from the skin will lead to full effectiveness. Sweat that evaporates from cloth will cool the cloth and the cloth will cool the skin, which obvious will dramatically reduces the EC. “Sweat efficiency” is a term used now and then and <can roughly present the influence of different factors on the evaporation process. i.e., whenever 1 [ml] of sweat reduces 0.6 [kcal] from body heat, it considered as 100% sweat efficiency. 50% sweat efficiency is a case where 1 [ml] of sweat will reduce only 0.3 [kcal]. Wearing undershirt in hot dry day (90 F 25% RH) will reduce sweat efficiency to 50%. The fact that clothing affecting the efficiency of cooling, is trivially understood.

Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 12:10 AM KDT

Name: Damien Dixon
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You have quite a distaste for Japanese business people it would seem, especially for someone living in Tokyo (?). What exactly is the 'Japanese Borg' and the 'Borg TV' by the way? I know there's a local understanding of 'the borg', but I doubt that extends to Japan hehe.

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