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Japan to Lift Power Crunch Advisory After Tokyo Heatwave

  • Advisory to end as Tokyo seen having enough power supply
  • Temperatures in city rose to 36.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday
A person rests in park during a heat wave in Tokyo on June 29. 
A person rests in park during a heat wave in Tokyo on June 29. Photographer: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images
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Japan said it will lift a power-crunch advisory placed on the Tokyo area Thursday evening, as electricity supply conditions are seen improving. 

The advisory will be lifted at 6 p.m. local time, as the nation’s capital should have enough power supply, the trade ministry said in a statement. Tokyo had been under the advisory since Monday, as unusually hot temperatures for the end of June increased demand for cooling and put pressure on the already stretched grid.