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China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

January economic highlights (China): 

China’s economy situation was generally positive in 2016 thanks to a growth in consumers spending and a property market rebound.
GDP grew 6.8% year-on-year during Q42016, which is slightly more… more

MAFF Seeks More Internationalized JAS Standards

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is planning on submitting a JAS law amendment bill to the regular National Diet session currently taking place.  The JAS law, stipulating how the Japanese Agricultural Standards… more

CLT JAS Standard Revision Work Commences

Almost 3 years have passed since the first Japanese CLT standard JAS 3079 was established in December 2013.  Most JAS standards are usually revised every 5 years, however MAFF* started its revision work in January of this year.  COFI… more

Doggy’s Island Resort & Villa Expanding

Doggy’s Island Resort & Villa is rapidly expanding. A new concept resort hotel recently built in Japan, on the outskirts of Eastern Tokyo that caters to canine clients and their owners is doing extremely well. The property currently… more

Yamamura Receives Well Deserved Recognition

Yamamura Co., Ltd., receives “Certificate of Appreciation & Recognition” for its “Leadership in Innovation and Support in the Commercial Development of Large Scale Two by Four Non-Residential Construction in Japan. Representing… more

24 Million Visitors to Japan in 2016

In January 2017, the Japanese government reported a record number of visitors to Japan from overseas, with just over 24 million tourists spending about 3.75 trillion yen in the country in 2016. These are both all-time highs for the Land of… more

Elderly Care Market Segment Remains Strong

The Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reports another record-tying month for nursing home projects. In the month of December 2016, four 2×4 elderly care project applications (fireproof building applications) were received by the… more

Japan Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
Japan’s economy continues to soldier on with modest growth. The IMF forecasts GDP growth of 0.8% for 2016. Despite some bright spots in infrastructure investment, construction and tourism, corporate and consumer… more

Shanggu Shuijun – A Wood Truss Hybrid Project

Shanggu Shuijun (上谷水郡) is a commercial residential project located in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province. Its total construction area is 1.3 million m2, consisting of eight phases of construction. For the first phase, there are 115… more

Canada Wood centered in the Korea Wood Design Award 2016

The Korea Wood Design Award 2016 (KWDA 2016), co-hosted by the Korea Association of Wood Culture and the Korea Wood Construction Association, was held at the Most Hall on the 12th floor of the Diplomatic Center on November 29, 2016. KWDA… more

Earthquakes prompt increased interest in seismic design

The majority of Koreans are concerned about earthquakes. An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale occurred in the southern part of Korea called Gyeongju last September (2016), injuring 23 people and causing damage to more than… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

October/November economic highlights: 

As the world’s second largest economy China’s growth-rate has stayed constant for the last three consecutive quarters of 2016.[i]
With the strong growth in Q4, the Central Economic Work… more

Japan Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update: Tourism Continues to Surge
Despite a stronger yen in the first 9 months of 2016, international tourism to Japan continues to surge at double digit rates. Total annual visitors to Japan grew from 6.2 million in 2011… more