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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.

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Japan Economy & Housing

A variety of recent economic indicators are showing expansion in Japan’s economy. Nominal annualized GDP grew a surprising 4.9% in the January to March quarter. In April exports grew 7.9%, industrial production rose 12.9%, machinery… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy:
Beyond the hype of the high yen leading to a hollowing out of corporate Japan, if 2011 corporate earnings are any indicator, Japanese companies are proving to be remarkably resilient. Despite the impacts of the Great Eastern Japan… more