Japan Market Update – Japan Home & Building Show 2013

Posted by Jim Ivanoff
July 3rd, 2013

Summer may just be starting, but we are already thinking about the fall. Of course fall in Japan means the Japan Home and Building Show which is being held this year from October 23rd to 25th at Tokyo Big Sight.

As everyone has seen in the news, Japan’s new prime minister has brought in new policies dubbed “Abenomics” that have awakened the Asian economic giant. So far this year, Japan’s GDP has grown by at least 3.5% and housing starts are on pace to top 1 million units. This will be the highest number of starts since 2008. With the housing market so bullish, there are high expectations for this year’s JH&BS.

As with 2012, the show will be held together with Japantex, one of Japan’s largest interior design shows. This will mean that there will again be a wide spectrum of buyers visiting the show including everything from lumber importers to architectural firms. This is a great show for BC Wood members producing millwork, cabinetry, engineered wood, timber frame homes, log homes, 2×4 packaged homes, as well as reman and structural lumber. BC Wood’s Japan Office will once again be organizing a large pavilion on behalf of the Canadian wood industry for this event.

Those interested in learning more about the show should contact Jim Ivanoff at

Summer may just be starting, but we are already thinking about the fall. Of course fall in Japan means the Japan Home and Building Show which is being held this year from October 23rd to 25th at Tokyo Big Sight.

As everyone has seen in the news, Japan’s new prime minister has brought in new policies dubbed “Abenomics” that have awakened the Asian economic giant. So far this year Japan’s GDP has grown by at least 3.5% and housing starts are on pace to top 1 million units. This will be the highest number of starts since 2008. With the housing market so bullish, there are high expectations for this year’s JH&BS.

As with 2012, the show will be held together with Japantex, one of Japan’s largest interior design shows. This will mean that there will again be a wide spectrum of buyers visiting the show including everything from lumber importers to architectural firms. This is a great show for BC Wood members producing millwork, cabinetry, engineered wood, timber frame homes, log homes, 2×4 packaged homes, as well as reman and structural lumber. BC Wood’s Japan Office will once again be organizing a large pavilion on behalf of the Canadian wood industry for this event.

Those interested in learning more about the show should contact Jim Ivanoff at ivanoff@canadawood.jp

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