The scandal erupted over a year ago, in November 2005, when Aneha confessed to falsifying data on 98 of his completed residential and hotel projects across Japan. In fact, they did not meet safety requirements and could collapse in an earthquake greater than 5 points. In Japan, 20% of the total number of such disasters in the world occurs, and increased resilience of buildings, especially residential buildings, is vital. At the same time, such security measures significantly increase the cost of construction, and therefore Hidetsugu Aneha went to fraud in this situation.
Also involved in this case, another architect, the head of a construction company and the head of a firm that inspects buildings, received suspended sentences.
All hotels built by Aneha in violation of building laws have been closed, although some have reopened after renovation. All tenants were evicted from residential buildings, and some of these buildings will be demolished in the future.
This scandalous lawsuit caused outrage in Japanese society, in particular, calls were made to tighten quality control of new buildings. But employees of the eHomes Inc., a company that certifies the buildings being built, who at one time did not notice the machinations of Hidetsugu Anehi, said that the safety report of the structure usually takes at least 200-300 pages, and it is impossible to check it with any carefulness in the set time frame.