Apr 28, 2017

Environmentalists question Tokyo's Olympic timber sustainability practices

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee’s code for sustainable procurement of timber used in Games venues allows contractors to use materials from questionable sources, a representative of the environmental group Rainforest Action Network said Thursday. The Sustainable Sourcing Code for Timber provided a “huge compromise ...

Timber exports surge on weak yen, demand from China

/ May 8, 2015

Timber exports surge on weak yen, demand from China

Timber exports are increasing sharply, reflecting a weaker yen and a steep rise in demand in China. Shipments in 2014 jumped 45 percent from the previous year to ¥17.83 billion, spelling a steep gain for the second year in a row, according to government ...