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Nursing Home Glanza

A newly completed elderly care facility featuring the most recent improvements in 2×4 fireproof building technologies in Japan, will open its doors on July 1st, 2017. To commemorate the occasion, an opening ceremony was held on June… more

The 14th Architect-Inspector Training Begins

The 14th KWCA-WUC Architect-Inspector Training sponsored by Canada Wood Korea began on April 1. This training is given each year to professionals including builders, architects and construction company workers to foster knowledgeable wood… more

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Media Splash on Minister Carr’s Mission to China

During June 5 and June 9th, the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr led a mission to Beijing and Tianjin, in order to build on the strong existing bilateral trade relationship and to promote Canada’s products… more

Successful Fire Test for Service Equipment Openings

As part of ongoing work to advance fire resistive construction a 2-hour fire resistive test was conducted on May 25th for service equipment openings such as electric outlets.  After COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association… more

Rakuwa Villa Opens

An impressively designed and constructed wooden elderly care facility, Rakuwa Villa Nursing Home, in the heart of Tokyo began operating on April 1, 2017. It is the second large 2×4 built public funded nursing home of its kind to be… more

Literature Renewal

The COFI SPF Group has just completed a major update of our popular “Nikkei Elderly Care Facilities” literature. This piece was originally designed and printed in 2008 and was 12 pages at the time. Over the years, this particular piece… more

Japan Economy & Housing Starts

Japan Q1 GDP grew at an annualized 1.2% rate. February industrial production posted a solid growth of 4.7%. February unemployment held at 2.8%, its lowest level since the early 1990s. The consumer price index edged up 0.2% in February…. more