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Japan Market Update

Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Hammers Japan Economy Near Term, Brighter Days Ahead

Following the devastating earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th and the collateral damage to the Fukushima nuclear reactors, Japan’s GDP fell 0.9% for… more

Life in Tokyo

Birthday Suit & Earthquake Don’t Mix
We just got hit by yet another fairly strong quake early this morning.   It must have been just after 7:00 am.  I had just gotten in the shower and turned on the water.  It started with small… more

Earthquake Reconstruction Underway

Construction Work Begins on 2×4 Temporary Shelters in Kessenuma

On April 27th Canada Wood Japan’s Kevin Bews, Shawn Lawlor and Jim Ivanoff visited Kessenuma, Miyagi Prefecture to view construction on one of the first temporary… more

Canadian Wood Central to Energy Efficient Home

A closer look at the Ikumu post & beam home.
A residential single detached house was recently completed in Kasuga-Machi, Nerima-Ku, Tokyo and turned over to its owner on May 5, 2011.  The project was designed by Mr. S. Seno, 1st Class… more

Japan’s “9/11”

Recently I have been asked by folks back in Canada what impact the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake is going to have on Japan. The facts remain to be seen, but I thought I might share some opinions from the front line. Prime Minister Naoto… more

Japan Begins to Rebuild Temporary Housing Shelters

Kyodo News – Construction work on Temporary Housing Commences in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture)

Re-construction work to provide temporary shelters for 100,000’s of victims left homeless from the March 11th Great Tohoku-Kanto… more

Paul Newman on the scene of Japan earthquake disaster!

On the last leg of long business trip that made stops in India and China, Canada Wood Director Paul Newman, finally made his way through Japan and was positioned on an elevated train platform when the major earthquake and tsunami disaster… more

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Japan Market Update

Returning to a solid trajectory of growth, Japan’s GDP grew to US $5.477 trillion (US $39,881 per capita) as of December 2010. Real annualized GDP grew at 6.8% in Q1, 3.0% in Q2 and 4.5% in the third quarter. Recovery was buoyed… more