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Gaps between FSC Certification Criteria and Japanese Approval Criteria for Forest Management Plans (January 1, 2003)

"Ecological and Silvicultural Strategies for Sustainable Forest Management"
ELSEVIER SCIENCE adds a book by a Japanese forester on their book list.

(April 1, 2001)



[ Illegal logging issue ]

MAFF to cope with illegal logging (February 11, 2001)

[ WTO next round ]

Commentary: The Next WTO Round and the Position of Forestry Sector
(January 1, 2003)

Japanese Government's Position on Forest Product Trade issues in the next round of trade negotiation of WTO

Japan's Basic Position on the WTO Negotiations for Forestry and Fishery Products (April 11, 2001)


Government Policy

[ The Annual Report on Japanese Forestry ]

Provision of the English text of Japanís new Basic Law on Forest and Forestry (May1, 2003)

Back ground information on the amendment of basic legislation

(September 11, 2001)

Japanese basic legislation on the forestry field amended
(September 11, 2001)

[ Integration of Biological Diversity in New Policies for Forest and Forestry in Japan ] (February 11, 2002)

[ Introduction to Forest and Forestry Policies in Japan ]

Forestry in Japan: Seven Items in Introducing Japanese Forest and Forestry
(February 11, 2002)

Forest Planning System and Protection Forest (February 11, 2002)

National Forest Management (February 11, 2002)

[ "Will the US Forest Service rise again?" ] (December 11, 2001)

[ The Annual Report on Japanese Forestry ]

Summary of Annual report on forestry and forest of Japan made by MAFF
(December 11, 2001)

[ Japanese basic legislation on the forestry field amended ]
(December 11, 2001)

[ G8 Action Program on Forest ]

Japanese Progress Report on G8 Action Program on Forests
(September 11, 2000)

Background information


General Information

MAFF UPDATE (September 11, 2000)

FAO database on Japanese Forest (September 11, 2000)

Country Report for Certification information service


International Regime

Biological Diversity Loss Indicators and the Convention on Biological Diversity
(January 1, 2003)

CBD/UNFF Workshop on forest and biological diversity, Accra, Ghana
(February 11, 2002)


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

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

Certification in Japanese Forest (December 11, 2000)


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