What can we do to fight the climate crisis from Japan?

After the hottest June in Japanese history resulted in stunning records, temperatures have risen back into the upper 30 degrees across the country. This summer has already seen the first recorded arrival of a 35 degree Celsius day in Tokyo and thousands of hospitalizations due to heatstroke.

The climate crisis is already causing major changes in Japan. The archipelago experiences more heat wave days, more heavy rainfall, fewer rainy days overall, and snow depth reduced by 13% per decade. Record typhoons have caused trillions of yen in damage. Yet, at the same time, climate change has hardly surfaced as a footnote in recent Upper House elections.

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