Tokyo / In the city of Kumagaya, in the prefecture of Saitama, in the center of Japan, on July 23 there were 41.1 degrees Celsius of temperature due to a heat wave, a milestone that marked a historical record in the country and the authorities of the region have launched a campaign to encourage men to protect themselves with parasols.
The governor of Saitama, Kiyoshi Ueda, appeared in front of journalists, parasol in hand, in order to encourage the use of these umbrellas among men, which are almost exclusively used by women in Japan.
The prefecture, as explained, will distribute them among municipal officials to know how effective they are to protect themselves from the heat wave.
Already last year, when the prefecture suffered high temperatures, local authorities created groups of men with parasols who traveled on public transport to combat the idea that these umbrellas can only be used by women.
Sources of the prefecture told Efe that, if last year there were twenty officials who protected themselves publicly with parasols, this year will be a hundred, and the conclusions they draw will be analyzed from this month.
With this campaign, Saitama prefecture wants to encourage others, like the one in Tokyo, to convince men across the country that protecting themselves from the sun with an umbrella is not a topic reserved for women.
In the week that in Kumagaya the thermometers reached record levels, in all of Japan 65 people died due to the heat wave and more than 22,000 had to be attended by the effects of high temperatures.
According to official data, last week the figure dropped to 5 deceased. (August 1, 2018, EFE/PracticaEspañol)
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la ola de calor en Japón que ha causado muertes.
la campaña para que los hombres utilicen quitasol en Japón.
el rechazo de los hombres en Japón a utilizar quitasol.
las mujeres dejen de usar quitasoles.
las autoridades locales usen quitasoles.
los varones usen quitasoles.
haya más funcionarios que usen quitasoles en público.
haya el mismo número de funcionarios que usen quitasoles en público.
haya menos funcionarios que usen quitasoles en público.
temperaturas muy bajas.
temperaturas muy altas.
más de 800.
mantener una hidratación adecuada.
abstenerse de realizar ejercicio a pleno sol.