The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said that five people died and 1,525 were hospitalized for heatstroke on July 28, 2012 in Tokyo. The temperature remained high in most of the parts of the country for the seventh day in a row.

The highest temperature recorded was 38.4 degrees in Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture. The temperature went above 35 degrees in more than 130 locations across the nation. The Meteorological Agency added that the temperature will continue till at least next Saturday. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency is urging the elderly people to check that the settings on their air conditioning units have been changed from heating.