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Shawn Lawlor

Shawn Lawlor

Managing Director, Canada Wood Japan

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Shawn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa in 1990 and later from the Asia Pacific Management Program at Capilano College in 1995. His career has spanned 15 years in international forest and building products marketing and sales with leading primary producers. Shawn joined the Canada Wood group in April 2007 to take on the role of Director, Japan Operations. He resides in Tokyo with his wife Christine and son Cole.

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Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Japan Economic Update
Starting on a positive note, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that 660,000 new graduates entered the work force in the new fiscal year starting in April. Employment levels in Japan remain comparatively… more

Lumber Shipments to Japan

BC softwood lumber export volume to Japan to end-Dec’11 reached 2.45 million cubic meters, a 0.16% increase over same period in 2010. Similarly, BC softwood lumber export value for 2011 reached $648 million, a 0.015% decrease over… more

Popularity of 2×4 Housing Growing in Japan

According to the Government of Japan’s Cabinet Office survey released on February 2nd, the popularity of 2×4 single family homes is growing. The survey asked 1,489 consumers, “When purchasing a home, which type of construction… more

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Japan Economic Overview

As welcome relief to Japanese exporters, the yen continued to edge lower in March. Against the Canadian dollar, the Japanese yen has weakened from the 76 level in January to 83 in March. The improving profitability outlook for Japanese… more