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Sunny Sunny Picnic Cafe

I suggest the next time you are in Tokyo to check out the Sunny Sunny Picnic Cafe. It is a cozy little place which is totally geared to rest and relaxation – mind, body, spirit and soul. One weekend, a friend and I stumbled upon it… more

PFC Noise Control Specialist Wins Ph.D

Tomohito Hirota, known as a PFC noise control specialist, is honoured with Ph.D. from Hokkai Gakuen University in Hokkaido.  From 2010 to 2011, he served as a chair of the editorial committee for making a PFC noise control handbook. … more

Successful completion of 2015 Korea Wood Design Awards

Korea Wood Design Awards celebrate excellence in wood design and construction projects showcasing innovative use of wood products and technologies. This year, the Korea Association of Wood Culture, the organizer of KWDA, received a total… more

B-to-B Seminar for wood construction professionals

CWK held a B-to-B Seminar for WFC professionals including members of the Wood University Centre (WUC) and the Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) at the seminar room of KOBACO located in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi-do on November 14.
The… more

Ambassador Walsh Visits Charitable Organisation Pine Tree

In 2015, Canada Wood in collaboration with Inha University and the Korea Wood Construction Association held the WFC Practical Training Workshop at Pine Tree Home.
A wooden playhouse* was designed and built by architecture students of Inha… more

Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

South Korean Economy
South Korea is now the world’s 6th-largest exporter in 2015 after China, the U.S., Germany, Japan and Netherlands, which is the highest ranking the country has ever reached.  South Korea’s trade rankings moved… more

An introduction to China’s Five-Year Plans

China’s five-year plan (FYP) is the country’s decision of social, economic and political aspects. Its full name is “The Five-Year Plan on National Economic and Social Development of People’s Republic of China”. The FYP is a… more

‘Tall Wood’ Code Options being Evaluated in China

In an interesting development, China’s Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Development (MOHURD) recently announced its intention to evaluate and draft within one year a ‘tall wood’ building code for loadbearing wood structures which… more

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COFI Achieves the First MLIT 2 Hour Fire Rating

As previously reported, COFI has been conducting 2-hour fire testing for PFC structural assemblies as part of the Canada Wood FY2015 market access projects.  We are pleased to advise that in December MLIT issued 3 certificates approving… more

Midply Forum Attracts Builders and Designers

On December 16th, 2015, the Centre for Better Living, one of the MILT-designated performance evaluation bodies in Tsukuba City, held a “Midply Forum” where they conducted a seminar and shear wall test demonstration.  The turnout was… more

Japan Economy, Housing, Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update: Tourism Adding Spark to Japanese Economy
Although the Japanese economy continues along its course of tepid recovery, double digit growth in the tourism industry is providing a welcome boost. According to the Cabinet… more

New Digs for the Three Little Pigs

I am pleased to announce that the three little pigs have moved into a brand spanking new 2×4 home. Yes, they decided to pull up stakes and trade in their old and cold brick house in favour of a new warm, safe and comfortable 2×4… more

Wood Future

Now that the turkey has been carved and the tree put away as another Christmas has come and gone, what will this New Year be like!? Well it is hard to say right now with the recent turmoil in the world’s stock markets and it’s any ones… more

Small Builder Thinking BIG

I have reported some very large 2×4 projects being built in Japan over the years, but on a magnificent sunny day here in early October, I had the pleasure of meeting a small builder who is thinking quite BIG. The builder, Koki Kobo… more