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Japan Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update: From Scandals to TPP
Two large financial scandals grabbed headlines in Tokyo over the past month. The first was the ballooning costs of Tokyo’s new stadium to be built for the 2020 Olympics. As costs jumped to 252… more

New Seniors Facilities Literature Released

A new piece of literature was developed for the Japanese market and released in July. This piece of literature, which is 36 pages and titled “Japanese Seniors Facilities – Living in Wood Buildings” was designed and printed by the… more

The Granddaddy

A uniquely designed and constructed wooden elderly care facility, Oyama-Cho Senior Care Complex, will soon be the Grand Poobah in terms of building size. The project is elderly care facility located about 100 km from Tokyo in Gotenba City,… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Japan’s Economy Posting Moderate Recovery & Household Savings Top Record
Exceeding analyst expectations, the Japanese economy registered an annualized growth rate of 2.4% between January and March 2015. The positive news pushed the… more

Japan JAS Lumber Council Graders Tour to B.C.

Between May 18th and 24th COFI Tokyo’s Fumoto san led a group of seven Japanese quality control staff from Mitsui Home, Taihei Housing and Mitsubishi Estate on an educational mission to Canada. The group visited Mid-Rise construction… more

Beyond Residential Housing

Kyowa Corporation, a construction company based in Aichi prefecture, sponsored a senior’s workshop on designing and constructing elderly care facilities in platform frame construction in Nagoya on May 16th in hopes to expand its business… more

Both Young & Elderly Cared for at Unique Facility

A new and distinct 2×4 care facility began operating this month that is geared to looking after both the young and old in Japan. This dual purpose building is a combination 1 and 3-storey structure which has a combined total floor… more

Canadian Lifestyle Theme for 24 House Development

Maple Village in Kasugai
Kyowa Corporation, a construction company based in Aichi prefecture, is building a new 2×4 housing subdivision and as luck would have it, there are lots for exactly twenty-four homes on the site. The housing… more

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Another Midply Project Earns MLIT Award

Following the large 5 storey Midply building project that MLIT* awarded last year, another PFC project that features the use of Midply was selected as a winner of the same innovative wooden building design award competition for this year. … more

Midply Successfully Pre-Tests for a 2-Hour Fire Rating

Seeking to break through the 2 hour fire rating barrier, both the 2×4 and P&B sectors have started to conduct preliminary tests to assess the feasibility of achieving 2-hour fire resistive ministerial approvals. The 2-hour fire… more

Revision of Shear Wall Multiplier Notifications

Under the prescriptive building code in Japan, seismic resistivity of shear walls is indicated as shear wall multiplier in MLIT* notifications. As for the wall specifications not listed in the notifications, building material manufacturers… more

Medical Home Flower Search Obu

A beautifully designed and built large platform frame elderly care facility will open its doors in Obu, Aichi, Japan on May 5th, 2015. Obu is a city located in Aichi Prefecture with a population of approximately 90,000 and is bordered by… more

2×4 Fireproof Structures in Japan

The Japan 2×4 Home Builder Association reported another strong year for fireproof building approvals with 275 applications being processed for a combined total floor area of 88,240 m² for the fiscal year 2014 (289 units for an… more

Japan Economy, Housing and Lumber Shipments

Two Years On: Abenomics & Japan’s Aggressive Monetary Easing Program
In March of 2013 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tapped Haruhiko Kuroda to serve as the Bank of Japan’s Governor with a clear mandate to end the country’s… more

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