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2016 Korea Wood Design Award kicks off

Korea Association of Wood Culture (KAWC) has started recruiting candidates by holding a series of briefing sessions on the 2016 Korea Wood Design Awards at various universities nationwide.  KAWC invited CWK to their briefing sessions and… more

South Korea Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea has regained its title as the world’s 11th-largest economy in nine years with its GDP standing at US$1.38 trillion in 2015.  It is the first time in nine years that South Korea has regained its 11th place in… more

Japan Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
Following the United Kingdom’s surprise Brexit vote results, the Japanese yen has continued to strengthen dramatically as international investors hedge their bets in yen as a safe haven currency. Over the last 6… more

Inspired by Whistler – resort design in Jilin, China

In July I travelled to Changbai Mountain, a popular resort area near Changchun in Jilin Province, with my family to escape from Shanghai’s terribly hot summer. In Changbai, the weather is cool and the air is so fresh. Everything I saw… more

The Times They Are A-changin

It is great to see other non-wood related industries picking up on the wood building theme. In the not so recent past, except for wood related ones, most major related magazines in Japan very rarely reported on designing or building large… more

Is the Concrete Jungle Turning to Wood!?

A very large 2×4 wood structure, the second of its kind, is now being constructed in one of most populous cities in the world. And believe it or not, it will be right next door to Tokyo Dome, serving as the home stadium of the Yomiuri… more

Toyota WoodYou Home Invites COFI as Guest Speaker

Hidehiko Fumoto, Deputy Director of COFI/Canada Wood gave a 2-hour talk to the design division staff of Toyota WoodYou Home Co, Ltd. Tochigi Prefecture on July 7th, 2016.  The company holds monthly training sessions, where they invite… more

P&B Fire Resistive Buildings Growing Steadily

The Post & Beam sector in Japan is enjoying a steady increase in fire resistive building starts.  Japan Wooden Home Association (WHA) announced the latest statistics indicating the significant growth of the buildings with the fire… more

B.C. Luncheon with Premier Christy Clark

Canada Wood Korea (CWK) was invited with 16 CEOs of wood industry and architects to a business luncheon with B.C. Premier Christy Clark took place on Wednesday, May 25th at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, which was hosted by the B.C. Ministry of… more

Support the Fort: Seoul

On May 21st, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Korea co-hosted “Support the Fort: Seoul” at Canucks Restaurant in Seoul as a fundraising event to help the people in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas affected by the wildfire in… more

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Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Coupled with Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit), the Bank of Korea revised down South Korea’s economic growth forecast from 2.8% to 2.7% this year and kept its record low interest rate steady at 1.25%,… more

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Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
On July 10th the LDP government obtained a full 2/3 majority in the Upper House elections. The LDP also maintains a majority in the Lower House and are now find themselves in an even more powerful position to push… more