The History of Japanese Building Standards

The Building Standards Act is a law in Japan that sets the minimum standards for the structure, earthquake resistance, and safety of buildings. This law was enacted in 1947, which was the 22nd year of the Showa era. Before the Building Standards Act was enacted in Japan, there were various problems with building construction. In particular, many buildings built before the war had weak structures that were vulnerable to fire and earthquakes, resulting in many casualties.

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