Currently, there are 66 standards in Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) system. Among those, 9 are forest product standards. The Food and Agricultural Materials Inspection Centre (FAMIC) is organizing the JAS standard revision… 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.
The Wooden Home Association (WHA) recently finished drafting a new structural design manual for their member companies as a guideline for wooden post and beam houses/buildings. Section 2 of Chapter 1 explains what kind of lumber species… more
As a result of COFI’s FY2011-2012 technical project collaboratively conducted with Japan 2×4 Association, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) approved a wooden staircase specification as a fire resistive… more