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Shawn Lawlor

Shawn Lawlor

Director, Canada Wood Japan

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Shawn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa in 1990 and later from the Asia Pacific Management Program at Capilano College in 1995. His career has spanned 15 years in international forest and building products marketing and sales with leading primary producers. Shawn joined the Canada Wood group in April 2007 to take on the role of Director, Japan Operations. He resides in Tokyo with his wife Christine and son Cole.

Canadian Lumber School Symposium Launched

Canada Wood held a “Canadian Lumber School Symposium” at the Canadian Embassy on June 24th. The event was developed as an educational tool for younger to mid-level management in trading companies, forest products distributors and end… more

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Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update: From Scandals to TPP
Two large financial scandals grabbed headlines in Tokyo over the past month. The first was the ballooning costs of Tokyo’s new stadium to be built for the 2020 Olympics. As costs jumped to 252… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Japan’s Economy Posting Moderate Recovery & Household Savings Top Record
Exceeding analyst expectations, the Japanese economy registered an annualized growth rate of 2.4% between January and March 2015. The positive news pushed the… more

Japan Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Two Years On: Abenomics & Japan’s Aggressive Monetary Easing Program
In March of 2013 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tapped Haruhiko Kuroda to serve as the Bank of Japan’s Governor with a clear mandate to end the country’s… more