By the late 1960s, Japan’s postwar housing boom had resulted in supply exceeding demand. But these buildings were poor quality and short‐lived. Since then, the country has seen various initiatives – both public and private – to improve the building stock and make it sustainable. Ranging from construction guidelines, to tax incentives, to technical innovations, they have achieved considerable success. Kazunobu Minami – Professor of Architecture at the Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo, who has worked as an architect for the Japanese government since 1981 – tells their story.
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- Visual Arts and Performing Arts