The following data show the number of flat (apartment) houses in Tokyo by story. Apartment houses in Tokyo are getting higher year by year.
I think it is a dangerous trend. Japan is a country of earthquakes. A big earthquake may crash tall buildings. Is it OK to build tall flats in Tokyo? I am doubtful.
Table: Number of Flat Houses by Story in Tokyo, 1978-2013 (unit: house)
|1-2 stories||3-5 stories||6-10 stories||11 stories and more|
Source is a booklet "Kurashi to Tokei 2016" くらしと統計 2016