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Renaissance of the Japanese Forest Industry

23.10.2012 - 27.10.2012
Tokyo, Kochi

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23. October 2012 - 27. October 2012B.11;B.28;B.12Renaissance of the Japanese Forest Industry

In response to the pressing needs for alternative energy sources and forest management know-how, the Austrian Embassy – Commercial Section in Japan organizes specialized workshops in Tokyo and Kochi on October 24th and 25th, 2012. The event builds on the success of two similar events held in February 2011 in Tokyo and Sapporo respectively.

The attendance of more than a hundred Japanese forestry experts at AUSTROFOMA, Austria’s most important forest machinery trade fair, in October 2011 clearly confirmed Japan’s keen interest in Austrian forestry technologies.

In response to the pressing needs for alternative energy sources and forest management know-how, the Austrian Embassy – Commercial Section in Japan organizes specialized workshops in Tokyo and Kochi on October 24th and 25th, 2012. The event builds on the success of two similar events held in February 2011 in Tokyo and Sapporo respectively.

The key points of discussion will be forestry engineering and forest management as well as energy recovery from wooden biofuels.

As a keynote speaker from Austria, Mr. Johannes Loschek, guest lecturer at the Austrian forestry academy in Pichl, will address the audience on important forest management issues. From Japan, Professor Samejima (Tokyo University), Professor Imatomi (Tokyo University of Agriculture) and Professor Junichi Goto (Kochi University), will focus on vital themes such as alternative energy and forestry revitalization in Japan.


This event is supported by the following organizations:

The Japan Paper Association
The Forestry Mechanization Association
Wood Pellet Promotion Conference (WPPC)
The Prefecture of Kochi
The Kochi News
Kochi Forestry Association
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) of Shikoku

Twelve Austrian companies from relevant fields will be shortly presented during the event. Following the symposium, participants will have the opportunity to meet directly with representatives of these companies:

All speeches and presentations will be either delivered in Japanese or translated by interpreters.

For details, the programme and the registration form (Japanese only) please visit the following website:
Renaissance of the Japanese forest industry (Japanese)
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19.08.2020
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