The Tokai region is known in Japan as one of the most active areas in wooden-related industries and wooden housing industries. The Japan Wood Industry and Technology Association invited COFI Tokyo as a seminar presenter for Tokai Branch… more
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Deputy Director and Manager Technical Services, Canada Wood Japan
Fumoto-san has been working on the COFI team in Japan since 1995. He represented Canadian interests by serving on 39 committees established by Japanese ministries, architectural agencies and housing associations.
As part of the fiscal 2011 market access projects funded by Canada Wood/FII, COFI and the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association have worked collaboratively on ministerial approvals of additional fireproof assemblies. On June 12, the… more
Currently, three Canadian organizations are recognized by MOAFF as Registered Overseas Certifying Body (ROCB) under the JAS Law; COFI, Certiwood and CMSA. JAS Law references ISO/IEC Guide as a quality assurance scheme. However, the… more
Certain media have criticized the full-scale fire test that took place February 22nd on a school building as this testing initiative resulted in collapse of the entire structure. Industry has been concerned that the negative media reports… more
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) recently established a new subsidy program called “Regional Type House Branding System”. This program aims to enhance the self-sufficiency ratio of lumber in… more