Defects Found at Daiwa Houses, Apartment Buildings

Economy Society

Osaka, April 12 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Daiwa House Industry Co. <1925> said Friday that construction defects have been found in some houses and rental apartment buildings that it put up.

The defects include failures to meet fire-resistance standards and foundation work that does not meet government-set specifications.

Some 2,000 houses and rental apartment buildings in 30 prefectures, including Miyagi, Fukushima, Tokyo, Ishikawa, Nagano, Kyoto, Osaka and Fukuoka, are affected by the defects.

At a press conference in the city of Osaka, western Japan, Kazuto Tsuchida, senior managing executive officer at Daiwa House, said the company apologizes for the inconvenience and anxiety it caused.

According to the company, problems were found at 200 rental apartment buildings handed over to clients between January 2001 and June 2010 in six prefectures in the Kanto region including Tokyo.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press