Summer in Japan

Summer in Japan

Sapporo : Japan | Aug 14, 2010 at 12:15 AM PDT
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Nuclear bomb: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Crossroads
The month of August is summer in Japan. Nowadays, many people in Japan spend the days in the beach and lake to cool themselves in this hot hot month. It was reported recently that mercury hit as high as 35C. Festivals of every sort are also observed during this time of the year, as well as the historic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Of particular concern are the senior citizens due to their vulnerability to heat stroke. Read more here
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** CORRECTS NAGASAKI IS IN SOUTHERN JAPAN ** U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets Sumiteru Taniguchi, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing on Nagasaki, at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, southern Japan, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. Ban is in Japan to visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima, where Ban attends the ceremony commemorating the 1945 atomic bombing on Friday. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Gino C. Matibag is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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