40% of Self-Defense Forces facilities awaiting seismic upgrades

More than 40 percent of Defense Ministry-owned Self-Defense Forces facilities across Japan were built to the old seismic standards used before the country’s building standards law was revised, a report by the Japanese government revealed on Saturday. ministry.

Of the SDF’s 23,254 buildings, warehouses, air traffic control towers and other facilities, 9,875 were built to old seismic standards and 80% of those facilities have exceeded their estimated lifespan, according to the report.

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