NAGOYA (Kyodo) The operator of a budget hotel in central Japan filed suit Tuesday with the Nagoya District Court seeking about 720 million yen in damages from the Aichi Prefectural Government, a hotel management consultancy and its president over the fabrication of the building’s quake-resistance data that led to the inn’s closure.

Plaintiff Handa Denka Kogyo, which ran Centre One Hotel Handa in the city of Handa, Aichi Prefecture, is demanding that the prefecture, Tokyo-based General Management Consultant and its president, Takeshi Uchikawa, pay to demolish and rebuild the hotel.

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