TOKYO ? A record-high 628 people suffering heat exhaustion and heatstroke were taken to hospital by ambulance in July in Tokyo amid the heat wave, the Tokyo Fire Department said Sunday. Tokyo has been hit by a heat wave this season, with the mercury hitting an all-time high for the capital at 39.5 C on July 20. Of the 628, 418 were men and 210 were women. Though there were no fatalities, 70 became seriously ill, falling unconscious or into critical condition, the department said. Of the 70, 42 developed heat exhaustion indoors. Kyodo News, August 1, 2004