The JAS Lumber Grading Championship Takes Place in Osaka
The Japan 2×4 Lumber JAS Council held its 29th lumber grading championship on March 10th. This year, the venue was Osaka City Central Public Hall, a historical archive building designated as a National Important Cultural Property. A total of 31 graders from across the country competed with each other. All lumber samples were of Canadian dimension lumber. The “COFI Award” was given to the top three winners. The championship was followed by the annual meeting of the Council, the award ceremony and the reception, which hosted 129 guests. The first winner of the championship, Morita-san, will be invited to BC Interior Lumber Grading Championship in 2018, when COFI Kelowna office is celebrating its 50th anniversary.