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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

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Wood-frame Alliance Holds Design Awards Gala

December 12, 2014, Beijing, China
The Wood Construction Alliance sponsored its first to be annual wood design awards gala. Speakers included Ms. Tong Guichan from S&T Dept. MOHURD & Deputy Director of Alliance, Mr. Wang Shuping,… more

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Two New Coats for Christmas

Dream Home Canada is truly the ‘Home Sweet Home’ of our two great organizations; Canada Wood and Forestry Innovation Investments, so it makes sense that it receives a special gift this holiday season. Of course, everyone can use a new… more

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China Economy, Construction, Lumber Shipments

China’s official 2014 numbers are in.
Gross Domestic Product -the economy expanded by 7.4% in 2014, the slowest annual rate of growth since 1990 and below the official target of 7.5%. In the December quarter, China’s economy grew by… more

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Canada Rebuilds Lives in Japan’s Tohoku Region

Canada Wood Group, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of sustainable, Canadian wood products around the world, celebrated 40 years in Japan on October 16th.
On the same day, British Columbia’s Minister of Forests, Steve… more

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Director’s Message

Work in the Shadows
Most of what is known and appreciated about Canada Wood activities and programming takes place in the open, often publicized and visible to industry. Frequently however crucial work takes place behind the scenes on… more

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Canadian Lumber Backed as a Sustainable Brand in Japan

Canadian exporters supplying the Japanese market now have a tool to support their sustainable brand.
The PDF: Canada – Supplying Sustainable, High-Quality Forest Products, is available to Japanese buyers interested in Canada’s… more

Korea Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

South Korea’s economy is facing numerous risks, including protracted low growth and low inflation, which requires the government to keep up its efforts to reinvigorate the economy by stimulating consumption and corporate investment…. more