November 7, 2019
After the devastating fire at Shuri Castle in Okinawa, officials in Nagoya have carried out emergency inspections at the main castle in the city.
On Wednesday, Nagoya Castle and fire officials gathered to check the structure, which is a symbol of the city in central Japan.
They checked the hose cabinets and went over firefighting drills with security guards for the main building, which doesn’t have sprinklers.
Castle official, Mamoru Murano says that although no problems were found, they will continue regular drills and increase checks for electrical safety issues.
Officials in Nagoya say that in response to the fire in Okinawa they will consider further safety measures, as they plan to restore their main tower as a wooden structure. It is now made of concrete.