Japan Lumber Journal is an English-language media that provides information on Japan’s timber market, which has a major impact on the global timber market. We help people who are developing timber business in the Japanese market and who are considering entering the market. Overseas associations, government agencies and others who are looking at the forest products industry from a global perspective also receive information from the journal.   As the role of forests diversifies in future, our mission with the Japan Lumber Journal is to deliver information related to Japanese timber in various ways to people who need it.


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The Center for Housing Renovation and Dispute Settlement Support (President Hiroshi Sasaki), a public interest incorporated foundation, recently released “Housing Renovation Market Scale” for 2017 to the public. The scale of the housing renovation market n 2017 was 5.750 trillion yen increasing 2.3% compared to the previous year and increasing for the 1st time in 4 years.


Targeting March 30 as the start of operations, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. (Tokyo) is working on the preparation of the facilities of the airport terminal at Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture. The company will use CLT for the roof structure of the check-in terminal building and the departure lounge building. The construction is attracting attention as the first case in Japan for an airport terminal to use CLT. 


The Japan North American Lumber Conference held its board of directors meeting in Tokyo on December 12. Chairman Ryozo Ema said, “This year, after it was announced that the second largest sawmill of Douglas fir logs after Chugoku Mokuzai Co., Ltd. will stop operations by the end of the year, it became a big topic,” and he pointed out that lumber companies in Japan are coming to a big turning point.