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Top Japan homebuilder hit with stoppage over licensing scandal

Daiwa House ordered to halt electrical and plumbing work for 22 days next month

Daiwa House's work stoppage will last from Dec. 2 to Dec. 23. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

OSAKA -- Japan's biggest homebuilder, Daiwa House Industry, has been ordered by local construction authorities to halt electrical and plumbing work for 22 days after hundreds of its supervisors were found to be improperly licensed.

The 371 employees in question had been nationally certified despite lacking sufficient work experience, the Osaka-based company said Wednesday.

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