KYB Unveils Names of Some Buildings Affected by Data Falsification

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Tokyo, Oct. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japanese industrial parts maker KYB Corp. <7242> announced Friday the names of some of the buildings using earthquake shock absorbers that the company supplied with inspection data that may have been falsified.

KYB and its Kayaba System Machinery unit falsified inspection data for some of their oil dampers, used for seismic isolation and vibration control, that failed to meet standards set by the government or clients, before shipping them.

KYB had initially said that there were 986 buildings across Japan that used or may have been using its substandard oil dampers, but it added one building to the list, taking the total to 987.

On Friday, KYB unveiled the names of 70 of the 987 builings. According to the company, 28 of the 70 buildings use oil dampers with falsified data, including a government office complex in Tokyo that houses the agriculture ministry, as well as the office buildings of the Aichi and Nagano prefectural governments.

The 28 buildings also include a facility at the fire department headquarters in the city of Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture.

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