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[Forest Environmental Tax]
The Forest Environmental Tax in Japan will start in FY 2019(Jan 1, 2018)

[The Clean Wood Act]
 The Cleen Wood Act starated in Japan and The Cleen Wood Navi Opened in English (July 10, 2018)new

[Policy on Wood Products Promotion in Japan]

Forests and Wood Utilization in Japan -Presentation in WFC 2015 by Forestry Agency Japan (Oct. 16 2015)

The Act for Promotion of Use of Wood in Public Buildings etc
In 2010, The Act was enacted in Japan . It proved that consensus built to promote the wood as green materials. Full text (May 27, 2012)

[Policy on Conservation of Forests in Japan]

Regeneration of coastal forests affected by tsunami (Oct. 16 2015)

The Basic Plan for Forest and Forestry and Sustainable Forest Management (2) Biodiversity conservation in Basic Plan (September 1, 2015)

[ The Annual Report on Japanese Forestry ]

 The Annual Report on Japanese Forestry is published by the Forestry Agency in February every year to submit to the National Diet in accordance with the Basic Law of Forestry.

Annual Report on Trends in Forests and Forestry (Summary) on the website of Forestry Agency of Japan

Fiscal Year 2006
Fisca Year 2005
Summary of Annual report on forestry and forest of Japan made by MAFF
(December 11, 2001)




[ The Annual Report on Japanese Forestry ]
The Annual Report on Japanese Forestry is published by the Forestry Agency in April every year to submit to the National Diet in accordance with the Basic Law of Forestry.
Summary of Annual report on forestry and forest of Japan made by MAFF
(December 11, 2001)



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Provision of the English text of Japan痴 new Basic Law on Forest and Forestry. (May1, 2003)
Integration of Biological Diversity in New Policies for Forest and Forestry in Japan ] (February 11, 2002)
Main Report Presented to CBD/UNFF Work shop on Forest and biological Diversity, Accra, January 2002. This paper is to clarify the manner in which the issue of biological diversity has been incorporated in the forest and forestry related legal framework which underwent major revisions in 2001.
text (pdf)/ slideshow(ppt)

[ Introduction to Forest and Forestry Policies in Japan
Forestry in Japan: Seven Items in Introducing Japanese Forest and Forestry
(pdf) (February 11, 2002)

Forest Planning System and Protection Forest
(February 11, 2002)
History of Japan's forest policy and the present forest planning system (pdf)
Protection Forest System (pdf)

Back ground information on the amendment of basic legislation
(September 11, 2001)
[ G8 Action Program on Forest ]
Japanese Progress Report on G8 Action Program on Forests is here. . (September 11, 2000)
Full text of G8 ACTION PROGRAM ON FORESTS here, launched on May 9, 1998 at Birmingham Summit Meeting.
REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE G8 ACTION PROGRAM ON FORESTS here Kyusyu Summit meeting in 2000.

 [ "Will the US Forest Service rise again?" ] (December 11, 2001)Mr. Heisaburo Tezuka, Advisor to the Forest Policy Research Institute, Japan, former Assistant Director General of the Forestry Agency asked me to post his view on the U.S. Forest Service on this website.
The author observed the recent history of National Forest as an American phenomenon in which forestry technologies were ignored under the name of environment and expressed his sincere hope that the leading role of forest technologies will be reestablished based on the balance of environmental and economic policies.
Here is the full story.