Yuko, S., 1992. Fire Rating Procedure In Japan. AOFST 1
Background of "Fire Rating" for the building materials and construction are described with some linked big fires. The concept of the fire rating is almost the same as ones in foreign countries and also the testing procedures are almost the same. Number of big fires occurred have decreased drastically after the consensus of importance and demands for fire rated building materials have been recognized widely in Japan. The testing procedure on the fire rating for fire resisted building structure played also important roles in the establish of fire safety buildings.