【No. 0471】
Cold Summer

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    Cold Summer


    In Japan, most days of July in this year were rainy.

    Especially in Tokyo, the sunshine duration per day has been less than three hours for twenty consecutive days.

    This severe lack of sunshine had a serious influence on agriculture, and the price of vegetables has risen strongly.

    Of course, the temperature is lower than ordinary years — it has been suggested that this summer may become reika (冷夏 – literally means “cold summer”) for the first time in 26 years.

    In the swimming pool in Tokyo’s amusement park Toshimaen (としまえん), the number of people going to the pool decreased by 95% compared to the same period of the last year.

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