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New Woodmiles Forum brochure(Apr.30, 2022)
New Woodmiles Forum brochure now available in English! ahead of the 15th World Forestry Congress!(Download from here)

The Woodmiles Forum at WCTE2008 (Aug., 2008)
The 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008 (WCTE2008) was held in Miyazaki City from June 2 to 8,2008 and the Woodmiles Forum made a presentation titled "Lessons Learned from Woodmiles Research Group Activities".full paper

Japan's Three Greatest Wooden Domes and Woodmiles (Oct,. 2005)
The Woodmiles Forum made presentaion at the 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference (Sb05Tokyo) held in Tokyo from September 27 to 29, 2005. The Wood Miles Index, developed in Japan as a new approach to reducing energy consumption in buildings, and the results of a case study were presented.


New Developments for Forest Certification in Japan (May 1, 2003)

According to the FAO's "State of the World's Forests 2001," certified forests covered more than 80 million hectares worldwide in December 2000, or about 2.1 percent of the world forest area.

The FAO data stated above listed only 3,000 hectares for Japan (although it had risen to 7,500 hectares by January 2002.)

Recently, there have been two items of positive news for forest certification in Japan.

Two more Japanese forests are added to the FSC certified list (December 11, 2001)

Forests managed by Asahi Breweries Ltd. CO Forest Office, and that by Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology were certified by certification bodies accredited by FSC recently.

Certification in Japanese Forest (December 11, 2000)

Presently, two forest managements in Japan, covering over 3300 ha have been certified under FSC system.


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