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If you go down to Shiga Wood today . . .

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Do you remember that jingle? Well this time it goes something like this “If you go down to Shiga Wood today, you’re sure of a big surprise.” I’ve had many… more

Japan Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Japan’s Economy Lumbers Out of Recession
Following the consumption tax increase in April 2014, Japan fell into recession with the economy posting negative growth in the second and third quarters of 2014. However, the Cabinet Office… more

Korean Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Korean Economy
South Korea’s economy is expected to grow 3.4% in 2015, slightly higher than the 3.3% on-year expansion posted in 2014.
South Korea’s economy in January of 2015 remained bogged down despite some positive signs of… more

Canada builds new disability rehab centre in Japan

IWAKI CITY, FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE, JAPAN – A newly opened multi-purpose rehabilitation centre will serve disabled individuals living in the Tohoku region in Japan thanks to the Canada-Tohoku Reconstruction Project.
The Jericho Support… more

Nursing Home Miyagidai Nanseien Opens

A beautiful designed and constructed elderly care facility showcasing the latest and greatest in 2×4 fireproof building technologies recently opened its doors on the outskirts of Tokyo. An opening ceremony was held to commemorate the… more

COFI 40th Anniversary Design Awards

The year 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the introduction of platform frame construction in Japan by Canada and establishment of COFI’s Japan office. Since its inception over 2.3 million 2×4 structures have been built and is… more

Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

LDP Approves Record High Budget for Fiscal 2015
Following a successful re-election bid in December, Shinzo Abe’s LDP government approved a record high 96.34 trillion yen (Approx CAD $963.4 Billion) budget in January. The government… more

Nursing Home in Miyazaki

Another 2×4 fireproof building is going up in Miyazaki Prefecture, which is located on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu in southern Japan. It is the third 2×4 fireproof structure to be built in the prefecture, and as we… more

MLIT Announces Housing Eco Points Program for 2015

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation & Tourism (MLIT) announced that it will bring back the Housing Eco Points housing stimulus program in fiscal 2015. This program provides home owners subsidies for purchasing energy… more

2014 Korea Wood Design Awards

The awards ceremony of winners of 2014 Korea Wood Design Awards was held on December 4th, 2014 at the COEX convention centre in Seoul in conjunction with “Wood Industry Fair 2014”. 11 entries in Design Contest Category Projects… more

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Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Korean Economy Update
The South Korean economy grew 0.4% during the 4th quarter of 2014, sharply decelerating from the 0.9% on-quarter growth in the 3rd quarter of 2014 showing the slowest growth in 2 years mainly due to flagging exports…. more

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Chinese 007 Sets Sights On Wood Construction

Mr. Shujun goes by the name James007. James comes from a farmer’s family in Xinjiang, the far northwest Uygur Autonomous Region neighboring to Russia. Brought up in a poor family with many siblings (quite different from the one-single… more

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From Farmer to Foreman

Mr. Zhao Tianchang named himself Charlie after being laughed at by other trainees that his name was too difficult for Canadians to pronounce. Since then, the 52-year-old Chinese grandpa adopted the English name of Charlie.
Charlie comes… more