Tokyo: hot ‘n’ DEADLY

Thanks the coal-burning, toxin-spewing China, Tokyo is now DEADLY as well as waaaay to hot —Today’s high will be 34 degrees C (93.2℉).

—Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI): aqicn.org/city/japan…

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The weird thing is:
white space is good for the soul•When I visited Tokyo as young boy for the 1964 Olympics, the air quality was about as bad as Los Angeles at the time.
•Later, when I shipwrecked on the shores of mid-1980s “Bubble Japan*” I was pleasantly surprised to find Tokyo air quality to be superior to many US cities like LA, Chicago, Denver, etc.
•Now, Tokyo has returned a being a toxic‘n’hot hellhole thanks to China, grrr.

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Taro

I'm a boring pale alien salaryman, who worked 25+ years at "Maybe-the-Largest Inc" in Tokyo.

9 thoughts on “Tokyo: hot ‘n’ DEADLY”

  1. Is it just me, or is it hotter this year than usual?
    Not looking forward to the summer, really.

  2. R wrote:
    Is it just me, or is it hotter this year than usual?

    Yep, WARM WELCOME TO OUR GLOBALLY WARMER WORLD!

  3. Frac, Taro, here in Hyogo the air pollution is even worse than in the center of Tokyo.

  4. The heat is no good at all since last week..bit weird. I don’t think I can go through much more summer heat with my junkyard window aircon, an undrillable bunker-cum-house and a wife not giving a flying fuck…

  5. Coligny wrote:
    …I don’t think I can go through much more summer heat with my junkyard window aircon, an undrillable bunker and a wife not giving a flying fuck…

    "Gets BEAVER!(tm)"
    In my rented apartment, I used one these portable industrial conditioners on wheels for years (which I "liberated" from my office).
    I pointed the exhaust out my chained front door and ran 3 meters of flexible duct tubing through my genkan closet to my back bedroom. Besides the "Beaver" being free and quite powerful, the aircon‘s main unit was not making noise hanging in my bedroom window and its noise was isolated from the bedroom (Japanese genkan/entryway floors are at a separate level on their own foundation pad).

    Gets-Beaver

  6. Oh great…
    pa
    Tokyo’s Ota Ward, my neighborhood PA system is blasting something distorted about:
    "WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!"

     
     

    Maybe it’s a Chinese air pollution alert, but my ward’s website has zero info of course.

    http://aqicn.org/map/
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  7. Coligny wrote:
    Let’s nuke China…

    No need to nuke, they are already gassing themselves. Just wait a bit longer for them to drop.

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