Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

  • People, some of them holding parasols, cross an intersection amid heat, in Tokyo, Monday, June 27, 2022. Japan’s government issued a warning for possible power crunch in the Tokyo area Monday, asking offices and residents to save energy as the capital region is hit by sweltering heat, with weather officials announcing an earliest end to the rainy season in decades. (Yusuke Ogata/Kyodo News via AP)

  • A woman uses a portable electric fan while strolling down the street with her friends in Tokyo on Monday. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

TOKYO — People in Tokyo are sweating it out as the government warns of possible power shortages and urges greater efforts to conserve energy while Japan endures unseasonably hot temperatures.