Popularity of wooden housing drops to record low of 73.6% in Japan

Business Nov 30, 2019

Popularity of wooden housing drops to record low of 73.6% in Japan

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 ...