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Interest in wooden housing among Japanese has hit the lowest level since 1989, apparently reflecting high maintenance costs and vulnerability to fires, a Cabinet Office survey has shown.

The share of respondents preferring to build or buy wooden homes stood at 73.6 percent, dipping below 80 percent for the first time since the survey began 30 years ago.

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