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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

Economy
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

Japan Economy, Construction, & Lumber Shipments

Economy
In September the Japanese yen continued to weaken moving from 104 yen to 109 to the US dollar.  The weakening yen propelled the Nikkei Stock Index to the 16,300 level – its highest finish in seven years. Since the LDP came… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

After the surge leading up to the consumption tax increase of 5% to 8% on April 1st, Japan’s GDP contracted at an annualized 6.8% in the April to June quarter. The second quarter contraction was led by weakness in consumption and… more