Japanese and US building codes

The article discusses the differences between Japanese and US building codes in regards to earthquake resistance. Japan builds stronger structures capable of withstanding earthquakes and being used immediately afterward, while the United States sets a minimum and less protective standard with the understanding that many buildings will be badly damaged. Japanese buildings are typically built […]

Overview of Japanese building regulations

Chapter 1:  Introduction The introduction section will provide an overview of Japanese building regulations, their purpose, and why they are important. It will lay the foundation for the following chapters by discussing historical precedents and current issues impacting building regulations in Japan. The chapter will start by defining what building regulations are and why they […]

The history of Building Code in Japan

The Building Standards Act of Japan, which was enacted in 1950, is the main law that governs building regulations in the country. The act provides guidelines for the construction, alteration, and maintenance of buildings and ensures that they meet certain safety and structural standards. One of the main requirements of building regulations in Japan is […]