• Kyodo


A tenth of the nation’s hospitals are not fully quake-resistant, with some or all of their buildings failing to meet national quake-proofing standards, a recently released health ministry survey says.

About 70 percent of the 8,477 hospitals nationwide surveyed last September said all of their buildings were expected to withstand an earthquake rated upper 6 or higher on the 7-point Japanese seismic intensity scale, in line with quake-resistance standards.

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