Earthquake simulation facility in Japan
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Earthquake building testing in Japan

One of Japan's richest men, the billionaire property developer Akira Mori, has called for a halt to the building of skyscrapers.

Since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, sales of high-rise apartments in Japan have plummeted. Some renters have even moved to lower apartments.

The BBC's Roland Buerk visited the Kajima Corporation's test facility - which simulates the effect of earthquakes on the country's buildings - and spoke to engineer Jun Tagami.

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