Webinar: The Forestry & Wood-Product industry and Climate Action in Japan and Washington

Feb 11, 2021

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Learn about emerging trends in sustainable forestry in Japan and Washington

and the role of wood products in reducing carbon emissions


February 18, 2021
5:00 - 6:30 PM PST





Japan and Washington state are both taking active steps to address climate change and consider the forest sector as an important component in this effort. With a history of strong trade ties and industry expertise, this webinar is an opportunity to highlight trends in both Japan and Washington on sustainable forest practices and wood use; promoting even closer economic cooperation.


The Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle is organizing this webinar in partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce, the Forest Agency of Japan and JETRO San Francisco to promote the use of wood as a tool for climate action. The webinar will feature experts from Japan and Washington who will discuss emerging and sustainable wood-use trends in building, including mass timber construction with cross laminated timber; sustainable forest management and carbon sequestration; and government initiatives for addressing climate change through wood use.



- Consul General of Japan in Seattle

Brian Hatfield - Washington State Department of Commerce/ Gov. Insleeā€™s Forest Sector Lead

Mark Doumit - Executive Director, Washington Forest Protection Association

Susan Jones - Architect, Atelier Jones

Indroneil Ganguly - University of Washington CINTRAFOR

Todd Beyreuther - Mass Timber Systems LLC

HONDA Tomoyuki - Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries of Japan, Forest Agency, Wood Utilization Division

Dr. ENDO Kusao - Japan Wood-Products Export Association (JWPEA), Former Professor of Kagoshima University


Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, Washington State Department of Commerce, the Forest Agency of Japan, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) San Francisco