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Largest Non-Res Project Builder Simulates Midply

Japan’s largest wooden building will be achieved by using a Canadian technology in Adachi Ward, Tokyo. This 9,023 m2 wooden elderly care facility with 5 storeys is the first case where a Japanese designer adopted a high… more

We Love 2×4

We all know Mitsui Home loves 2×4. Well I had a wonderful experience on Valentine’s Day that really reinforces the coined phrase the company has – We Love 2×4. You see my wife decided to take a day trip to Kamakura on… more

If you go down to Shiga Wood today . . .

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Do you remember that jingle? Well this time it goes something like this “If you go down to Shiga Wood today, you’re sure of a big surprise.” I’ve had many… more

Japan Economy, Housing Starts & Lumber Shipments

Japan’s Economy Lumbers Out of Recession
Following the consumption tax increase in April 2014, Japan fell into recession with the economy posting negative growth in the second and third quarters of 2014. However, the Cabinet Office… more

Canada builds new disability rehab centre in Japan

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

Nursing Home Miyagidai Nanseien Opens

A beautiful designed and constructed elderly care facility showcasing the latest and greatest in 2×4 fireproof building technologies recently opened its doors on the outskirts of Tokyo. An opening ceremony was held to commemorate the… more

COFI 40th Anniversary Design Awards

The year 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the introduction of platform frame construction in Japan by Canada and establishment of COFI’s Japan office. Since its inception over 2.3 million 2×4 structures have been built and is… more

Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

LDP Approves Record High Budget for Fiscal 2015
Following a successful re-election bid in December, Shinzo Abe’s LDP government approved a record high 96.34 trillion yen (Approx CAD $963.4 Billion) budget in January. The government… more

Nursing Home in Miyazaki

Another 2×4 fireproof building is going up in Miyazaki Prefecture, which is located on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu in southern Japan. It is the third 2×4 fireproof structure to be built in the prefecture, and as we… more

MLIT Announces Housing Eco Points Program for 2015

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

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Canada Rebuilds Lives in Japan’s Tohoku Region

Canada Wood Group, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of sustainable, Canadian wood products around the world, celebrated 40 years in Japan on October 16th.
On the same day, British Columbia’s Minister of Forests, Steve… more

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Director’s Message

Work in the Shadows
Most of what is known and appreciated about Canada Wood activities and programming takes place in the open, often publicized and visible to industry. Frequently however crucial work takes place behind the scenes on… more

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Canadian Lumber Backed as a Sustainable Brand in Japan

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

Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

After the 7.1% GDP contraction in Q2, Japan’s economy continued to move sideways through September. The trade deficit for the first half of 2014 reach a record 5.4 trillion yen. Although exports increased 1.7%, rising fuel… more