Prime contractor for tilting Yokohama condo makes first public apology

National Nov 12, 2015

Prime contractor for tilting Yokohama condo makes first public apology

The vice president of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction, the prime contractor for the tilting condominium building in Yokohama, has apologized over the incident — the first such acknowledgment of regret by the company since the scandal broke mid-October. "We deeply apologize for causing troubles and worries," ...

Editorials Nov 11, 2015

Piling scandal needs deep probe

The probe into the piling data scandal mustn't end with individual companies and workers; instead it should dig deep into the very foundation of the construction industry and get at the real root of the problem.

National Nov 6, 2015

Local governments expand piles probe

As the data falsification scandal involving Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp. continues to reverberate, municipal governments have started looking into the piling work of other firms, too. Of the nation's prefectural governments, Gunma and Shiga have launched such probes, while four others are preparing or ...

National Nov 4, 2015

Building pilings scandal widens; piling worker 'apologizes' to mother

Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp., beset by a faked construction-records scandal, says a worker who fabricated data for pilings beneath a tilting condominium in Yokohama manipulated figures for at least eight other facilities nationwide. The facilities include a business hotel in Aichi Prefecture, a public ...