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Mitsui Home Hokkaido’s New Sapporo Office Building

A positive trend for wood construction in Japan being more and more companies are expanding their business models beyond designing and building residential homes. “We Love 2×4” has been a long-time moto for years for Mitsui Home… more

Promoting 2×4 Midrise in Japan

On January 23rd Canada Wood’s Shawn Lawlor was invited to deliver a presentation on PFC Midrise construction trends in Canada as part of a symposium for architects and builders. The symposium was sponsored by Hasebe Corporation, a… more

NLT Char Margin Test Successful

Increased attention is being paid to Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) in wooden building industry in Japan.  As opposed to fire resistive PFC buildings, where wooden structures are cladded with gypsum boards, NLT presents an opportunity to… more

Doggy’s Island Resort & Villa Update

Construction continues as Unimat Group’s expands its Koyarunosato Doggy’s Island Resort & Villa property on the outskirts of Tokyo in Yachimata City, Chiba Prefecture. The last time COFI staff visited the site was when BC Minister… more

Japan Economic Update: What’s Not to Like?

A series of positive economic indicators are boosting Japan’s prospects for prosperous 2018. With the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe government now at its five-year mark, Japan is currently in its second longest growth phase since the end of… more

Canada Wood Japan Hosts Korean Architect’s Delegation

Between October 23rd and 24th Canada Wood Japan hosted a Korean delegation of architects led by Canada Wood Country Director Tai Jeong. A total of 14 participants attended a two-day program which included a series of Canada Wood Japan… more

Four-storey 2×4 Office Building

Yamanishi, is a lumber and component company that operates in and around Aichi Prefecture where its head office is located, Nagoya City. The company is now constructing a new office building for its Yatomi Home Component Division in Yatomi… more

Waving the 2×4 Flag

We now have a new “2×4 Promotional Banner” thanks to a forward-thinking company named Panel House, located in Koichi City, Shikoku Japan. COFI Tokyo staff was contacted by the company two months ago, wanting to add an… more

Midply-Infill P&B Shear Wall Test Successful

In addition to Midply-related technical projects undertaken for PFC applications, Canada Wood Japan is conducting shear wall tests for Midply infill wall systems for post and beam applications.  This is the part of a joint COFI-APA-CFPA… more

Japan’s Growing Interest in 2×4 Midrise Construction

On October 12th the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association held a major symposium on “The results of technical test program work on the 6 storey 2×4 demonstration project in Tsukuba”. The symposium venue was filled to capacity… more

Esprit Kagoshima Aira

Elder care service provider Esprit, continues to expand with 2×4. They are now constructing their fourth 2×4 senior’s facility in Kyushu region of Japan, this time in Aira City in Kagoshima Prefecture, slated for completion… more

2×4 Housing Promotion Initiative

COFI SPF Group’s initiative to promote 2×4 single-family housing continues to gain momentum. Since finalizing and posting four animations based on the story of the “Three Little Pigs” in April 2016, outlining the advantages of… more

NLT Technical Work Begins

As part of our technical program for 2017, Canada Wood has commenced the of “Code Recognition of NLT (Nail Laminated Timber) Floor Systems” project.  As this is the collaborative work with the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association,… more