• Kyodo


Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co. said Wednesday it cannot estimate the impact on future earnings of a scandal that began with falsified data for pilings of a now-tilting condominium building.

Speaking at a news conference to announce earnings results, Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Vice President Yoshio Nagamoto apologized for causing worry, saying his company bears “grave responsibility” for the scandal as the prime contractor for the tilting condominium building at the center of the expanding scandal.

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