Hiroshima Plans To Demolish Two A-bombed Buildings

Hiroshima plans to demolish two A-bombed buildings

Two buildings in Hiroshima that survived the 1945 atomic bombing may be demolished due to a lack of maintenance funds.

The former army uniform depot is 2.7 kilometers from Ground Zero. Military uniforms were manufactured and stored there. People injured by the atomic bombing were carried into the buildings, and many of them died.

Difficulty Of Fighting Fires In Wooden Buildings

Difficulty of fighting fires in wooden buildings

An expert has pointed out the difficulty in extinguishing fires in large wooden structures like Shuri Castle.

Tokyo University of Science Professor Ai Sekizawa says that when a fire starts spreading in a large wooden building, it is very difficult for firefighters to extinguish the blaze.

People Injured And Buildings Damaged By Typhoon

People injured and buildings damaged by typhoon

Some injuries have been reported as Typhoon Faxai pounds the Kanto region.

Two injuries were reported in Kanagawa Prefecture. A 43-year-old woman was injured in Yokohama, and a man in his 80's was injured in Sagamihara.

Police: Arson Suspect Seen Near Other Buildings

Police: Arson suspect seen near other buildings

Police in Kyoto say the man suspected of a deadly arson attack on an animation studio could have been targeting other facilities belonging to the company, based on security footage from the day before.

The incident took place at Kyoto Animation's number one studio on Thursday, killing 34 people and injuring 34 others.

Tsunami-hit School Buildings Open As Memorial

Tsunami-hit school buildings open as memorial

Buildings of a high school in northeastern Japan that were heavily damaged in the 2011 tsunami have opened to the public as a memorial to the disaster.

About 60 people, including city officials, took part in a ceremony in the city of Kesennuma on Sunday. They observed a moment of silence for the victims of the disaster.

Leopalace Finds Defects In Over 11,000 Buildings

Leopalace finds defects in over 11,000 buildings

A Japanese real estate leasing company says it has found defects in more than 11,000 buildings nationwide.

Leopalace 21 told NHK that it inspected about 14,000 of its buildings by January 28th and found that 11,243 of them have problems.

Leopalace 21 Finds Defects In Over 1,300 Buildings

Leopalace 21 finds defects in over 1,300 buildings

A major Japanese real estate leasing company says it has found defects in more than 1,300 buildings nationwide.

Leopalace 21 found that fireproof structures and soundproofing materials in ceilings and outer walls of 1,324 apartment buildings did not meet government standards.

Plan Set For Imperial Succession Ritual Buildings

Plan set for Imperial succession ritual buildings

A committee at Japan's Imperial Household Agency has decided on a plan to scale down buildings where one of the rituals related to the Imperial succession will be held next year.

The committee on Wednesday discussed buildings for the main ceremony of the Daijosai ritual. It will be held at the Imperial Palace in November following the enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito in May.

70 Buildings Named In Data Falsification Scandal

70 buildings named in data falsification scandal

A Japanese firm that has admitted to falsifying data for potentially substandard seismic dampers has identified 70 of the affected buildings.

The KYB group and its subsidiary earlier this week acknowledged that they had manipulated the test results for the earthquake shock absorbers over several years.

Seismic Damper Maker To Name Affected Buildings

Seismic damper maker to name affected buildings

A Japanese seismic damper maker says it will disclose on Friday some of the buildings where potentially faulty products have been installed.

Tokyo-based KYB and its subsidiary have admitted that they falsified pre-sale test results of their quake shock absorbers that were sold between March 2000 and September this year.

Himeji To Offer 'bounty' For Hints On Primitive Time Château Buildings

Himeji to offer 'bounty' for intimations on medieval period palace buildings

HIMEJI, Hyogo Prefecture- - A money related reward will be offered for leads on a bunch of medieval time structures that once remained on the grounds of Himeji Castle, an UNESCO World Heritage site.

The city government here is quick to reestablish the structures, however doesn't know where to start as it has little thought what they looked like or how they were built.

Crane Falls On Takahama Nuke Plant Buildings Amid Storm Warning

Crane falls on Takahama nuke plant buildings amid storm warningA large crane fell on a reactor auxiliary building and a fuel handling building at the No. 2 reactor of the Takahama Nuclear Power Plant in Fukui Prefecture on the night of Jan. 20, damaging part of their roofs, Kansai Electric Power Co. said.
There were no injuries in the incident, nor were there any leakages of radiation to the outside environment, the power company said. A storm warning had been issued in the prefecture, with strong winds at a speed of about 15 meters per second (54 kilometers per hour) observed near the plant at the time of the incident, which occurred at around 9:50 p.m.