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Gov't orders quake shock absorber maker to replace parts after fake data revealed

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Government officials said there was no risk that buildings would collapse as a result

If there is no problem with them, why is the company being ordered to replace them all? I think someone is telling porky pies.

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Ad the punishment is? Reprimands, harsh fines? gods japan is a ridiculous joke!!!

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Isn't this a pointless order from the government? I'm sure I read in an earlier article that the company had already said it was going to do this.

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Do the hustleToday  07:19 am JST

If there is no problem with them, why is the company being ordered to replace them all? I think someone is telling porky pies.

No, they're not. The government has to do something visible about the falsified data. KYB having to replace them is a public way to show that the government is reprimanding the company as a deterrent. Also replacing the shock absorbers with exactly the same units (with truthful data) won't make any difference because they still, despite falsified data, meet the requirements for the purpose. As above it's a public display to fix a problem that has been going on for 20 years or more.

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Luckily they can finish 900 buildings by this week as the M10 earthquake is predicted sometime between now and the next2-3 years.

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Humans are greedy buggers.

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Surely they should be ordered to test them properly this time, and to replace only the ones that do not pass the required standards?

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Just our of curiosity, where are the shock absorbent shocks located? If they are under large buildings, how difficult would it be to replace them? It seems like quite a task.

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Just our of curiosity, where are the shock absorbent shocks located? If they are under large buildings, how difficult would it be to replace them? It seems like quite a task.

Not, necessarily. The placement of these devices has been shown repeatedly on Japanese television. They appear to be readily accessible. The are out in the open, not embedded in walls. Judging by what has been shown on television, you unbolt the suspect unit and swap in a new one. The major difficulty would appear to be that there are a large number of these things to be replaced.

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I'm surprised that a deep bow and a cute little envelope didn't just fix this issue.

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Good.

And who is Going to be arrested/fired over this?

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Only 70 central and local government offices among nearly 1,000 affected apartment buildings, hospitals, sports halls, hotels and other facilities had given permission to be identified publicly

Of those, 11 sites failed to meet government quality standards

Another 17 local government buildings failed to meet higher standards set by building owners

The status of 42 others was not known

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