Japan houses are aging and the Baby Boomers who bought them in high-growth years are rebuilding existing homes. Demand for wood products has subsequently rose, as well. Many wood processing mills in eastern, coastal Japan were extensively damaged caused by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Approximately a capacity of 60,000 cu.m of plywood per month was lost in the disaster.
Awagami Factory, Chikazwa Paper, Emachu, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Hokushin, Iseto, Isowa, Japan Container and Packaging Recycling Association, Japan Federation of Wood Industry Associations, Japan Lumber Inspection and Research Association, Japan Lumber Journal, Japan Overseas Plantation Center for Pulpwood, Japan Packaging Institute, Japan Paper Association, Japan Pulp and Paper, Japan TAPPI, Japan Wood Preserving Association, Japan Wood Products Information & Research Center, Japan Wood Research Society, Japanese Forest Society, Kohjin, Lintec, Miki Tokushu Paper, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Moriki Paper, Murakami Lumber, Nippon Paper Chemicals, Nippon Paper Group, Nippon Paper Papylia, Oji Interpack, Oji Paper, Rengo, Seihoku, Shingu Shoko, Sumitomo Forestry, Tokiwa, Tokushu Takai Paper, Tomoegawa, Unicharm, Yupo