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Editor’s pickA Retrospective look into the Japanese Woodworking Machinery Industry (Part 1)

20-08-2019
Japan, Woodworking, Machinery, IIDA Kogyo, Taiki Amano, Masanori Imoto

In the next few months, PFA will be presenting the JAPAN SPECIAL: Wood, Machinery and Technology – a three-part report series on Japan’s woodworking industry. Our first interview is with the Japan Woodworking Machinery Association. Taiki Amano, manager of Japan Woodworking Machinery Association, together with Masanori Imoto, a …

Japan’s wooden door imports rose 10 per cent in January

26-03-2019
Japan, lumber

A report published by Japan Lumber Reports (JLR) has observed an increase in the value of the country’s January imports of wooden doors as compared to December 2018, with a 10 per cent increase recorded. Four supply countries accounted for approximately 90 per cent of all Japan’s wooden door imports: China (60 per cent), the …

Japan furniture imports down 16 per cent in 2018

04-03-2019
Japan, furniture, report

Japan’s 2018 furniture imports showed a decline of 16 per cent, according to a report issued by the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO). In 2018 the top suppliers in order of rank were China (62 per cent), Poland and Italy (six per cent each), the USA (five per cent) and Portugal (four per cent). The top five shippers of …