2016年 10月 4日
The seminar was held on 29th September with the sponsorship of Wood and Plywood Museum, co-sponsorship of Fukushima Federation of Wood Industry Associations and a support by Forestry Agency of Japan.
Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are over now and next will come 2020 Tokyo. A sense of need is spreading nationwide for using locally-produced environmentally-friendly wood and paper.
Reflecting such atmosphere, many people gathered at Koriyama city’s Big Pallet to attend the seminar, representing various relative local industries such as forestry, timbering, architecture, construction and administrative organisations.
The seminar program, presided over by Dr. Yasuhiko Hirakawa, Deputy Director of Wood and Plywood Museum, included the following presentations;
– “Meaning of Use of Certified Materials/Product for International Sports Facilities”
by Mr. Haruyoshi Takeuchi, Director, PEFC Asia Promotions
– “The Present Conditions of Locally-produced Certified Wood
by Mr. Takehiro Sekine, Chairman of Minami-aizu Association for Promotion of Forest
Certification and Mr. Masahumi Ono, President of Iwakizorin Co., Ltd.
– “Present Situation of Forests and Timber in Fukushima; Current Conditions of the Dose of
Radioactivity in Forest Space, and the Business of Inspection and Development of Production
Technology of Safe Wood Products”
by Mr. Yoshiaki Munakata, Executive Director of Fukushima Federation for Wood Industry
During the questions and answers session held after the presentations, were discussed themes such as overcoming the hurdles of participation in forest certification by small-sized forest owners, the reality of cleansing of radioactivity in Fukushima and the possibility of inclusion of radioactivity cleansing requirement in the forest certification standards.
The seminar was concluded by exchanging yells for encouraging everyone’s participation and efforts for realizing the use of Fukushima-made certified wood for 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.