We guys in Japan are spoiled every year when Valentine’s Day arrives. In a uniquely Japanese spin on a Western custom, come every February 14th it is the ladies that provide the men with chocolates, cakes, various home baked sweets…. more
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On February 12th, Canada Wood celebrated the opening of the Jericho Support Centre in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. – The most recent of the four Canada Tohoku Reconstruction Projects, the multi-purpose centre provides rehabilitation… more
IWAKI CITY, FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE, JAPAN – A newly opened multi-purpose rehabilitation centre will serve disabled individuals living in the Tohoku region in Japan thanks to the Canada-Tohoku Reconstruction Project.
The Jericho Support… more
As a result of COFI’s technical research and activities to promote SPF dimension lumber use in post and beam construction, Daito (Trust) Kentaku1), one of Japan’s top housing companies2), has recently decided to adopt SPF dimension… more
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the approval and introduction of the 2×4 building system in Japan, as well as the establishment of COFI’s office in Tokyo in 1974, the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association and COFI jointly… more
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation & Tourism (MLIT) announced that it will bring back the Housing Eco Points housing stimulus program in fiscal 2015. This program provides home owners subsidies for purchasing energy… more
The more large scale wooden buildings are promoted, the more often general contractors get involved. In the decision making process as to whether they should go forward with wood or not, their initial standard practice is to look into … more
Canadian exporters supplying the Japanese market now have a tool to support their sustainable brand.
The PDF: Canada – Supplying Sustainable, High-Quality Forest Products, is available to Japanese buyers interested in Canada’s… more
In July of this year, several deregulations were made to fire codes in the Building Standard Law (BSL). Among them is the party wall stipulation between the dwelling units of apartments and dormitories. The BSL had required those… more
As part of the events to celebrate COFI/Canada Wood Japan 40th Anniversary and in coordination with the BC Minister Steve Thomson industry mission to Japan, a total of 223 Canadian and Japanese guests gathered at the Official Residence of… more