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Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
Confidence among Japan’s large manufacturers rose to its highest level since the early stages of the global credit crisis in 2007. The Bank of Japan’s quarterly “Tankan” index for big manufacturers rose to 12… more

Record Year for 2×4 Fireproof Care Facilities in Japan

The Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reports a record 18 fireproof approval applications for elderly care related projects in the first eight months of this year (Jan – Aug, 2013). Compared to 13 approvals for the same period… more

Mid-Ply Research Presented at AIJ Annual Convention

The Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) held the annual convention from August 30th to September 1st at Hokkaido University in Sapporo.  At the technical sessions, two oral presentations were made on the Mid-Ply Wall System.  These… more

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

P&B Design Manual Specifies Canadian Lumber

The Wooden Home Association (WHA: with 535 member companies recently drafted a design standard for post and beam structures.  This standard consists of approximately 330 pages and applies to the design work for both… 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