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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.

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economic Update:
A string of positive economic data continued over the summer months. MLIT reported than between April and June, land values rose in 99 of 150 locations nationwide. Housing starts posted the 10th consecutive monthly rise in… more

Sendai Locals Expand Yuriage Public Market Project

This past May the Yuriage Public Market Project was completed in Natori City, Miyagi as the second project under the Canada Tohoku Reconstruction Project. The structures completed include two platform frame buildings housing commercial… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Overview
When it opens next year Osaka’s 300 meter tall office building will be the tallest of its kind in Japan.  Part of a sprawling 100,000 square meter building complex including a large Kintetsu department store, the… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Concurrent with a reversal in the depreciation of the yen, June saw Japan’s Nikkei stock exchange correct from the mid 14,000’s to the high 12,000 range. However, certain sectors are demonstrating signs of renewed activity. Exports… more