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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Daito Trust Construction Co., Ltd. (head office: Tokyo) has decided to construct a facility to disseminate information concerning rental housing called “Future Showroom for Rental Housing (tentative name)” in Koto Ward, Tokyo. The total cost of the project is about 9.0 billion yen with the start of construction in November and its completion targeted for February 2020. The structure will be a composite structure of wood construction and reinforced concrete (RC) construction (wood construction for the 3rd floor and RC construction for the 4th floor), and by using CLT for the façade of the large roof structure, an impression was made of taking the environment into consideration.


Sekisui House, Ltd. (Osaka City) announced that the company is moving ahead with its development of introducing robotic technology to its housing construction sites aiming for 2020. The company has been conducting research development to introduce robotic technology with construction applications to its housing construction sites since July 2015, and after finishing verification of basic operations and the possibility of practical use, it will move into its practical use.


On May 25, Nisshin Co., Ltd. (Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture) held a ceremony for the completion of construction of its Mie Factory (Taki Town, Mie Prefecture) and a tour of the factory inviting customers, log suppliers, and people involved in lumber and construction materials industry. At the tour of the factory starting from 10:00, over 300 people attended showing a high interest in the factory.