As a person staying in a public housing apartment in Tokyo which was constructed in 1971, should I move to a newer apartment building?



  • As a person staying in a public housing apartment in Tokyo which was constructed in 1971, should I move to a newer apartment building?


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    If you can afford it, you should move.

    The earthquake-resistance standards were revised in 1981.
    Buildings built according to the new standards are robust when hit by a severe earthquake.

    For example, the Great Hanshin earthquake occurred on January 17, 1995.

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    In the quake, many buildings and houses collapsed. And a statistic says:

    Buildings built according to the old standards:

    • Collapsed 30%
    • Not collapsed but severely damaged 40%
    • Slightly damaged or no damage 30%

    Buildings built according to the new standards:

    • Collapsed 10%
    • Not collapsed but severely damaged 20%
    • Slightly damaged or no damage 70%

    As you know, many earthquakes occur in Japan recently.
    You should be prepared for it, just in case.