The Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka could be one of the buildings with affected components ©123RF
The Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka could be one of the buildings with affected components ©123RF

KYB admits falsifying data for earthquake dampers

17 October 2018

A Japanese component manufacturer has admitted to falsifying performance data for earthquake shock absorbers installed in nearly 1,000 buildings.

The government has said KYB Corporation supplied dampers meant to protect buildings from the effects of earthquakes that did not meet requirements for 986 housing, office, hospital and government buildings.

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