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Forestry Revitalization

Caring for the environment and mitigating climate change by bringing vitality and growth to regional forestry and timber industries

We launched a Forest Project Team within Japan Asia Group in 2016. We will maximize the synergistic impact of our core technologies and expertise – geospatial information, green energy, and financial – to showcase the hidden potential value of Japan’s forests (two-thirds of the country) as well as to bring renewed vitality and growth to forestry and timber industries. This will help grow Japan’s GDP, revitalize our regions, and create jobs.

Discovering forests

We own about 2,000 ha of forest in Shikoku, mainly in Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture. We are utilizing our geospatial information technology to solve forest and forestry issues.

Issues facing forestry in Japan

  • Aging of owners
  • Inheritance issues such as lack heir (successor)
  • Labor-intensive afforestation
  • Stagnant timber prices
  • Uncertainty of property boundaries and missing cadastral records
  • Inefficient (timber) production systems
Discovering forests

Improving forest values

We will transform the production of forests by increasing their value through the acquisition and agglomeration (for greater economies of scale) of forests, digitization of forest information, and development and analyzation of forest information.

Efforts to improve value

  • Timber volume measurement (laser surveying (remote sensing))
  • Boundary demarcation
  • Creation of 3D topographic data
  • Agglomeration of forests
  • Digitization of Forest information
  • “Smart” forestry
  • i-Forestry
Improving forest values

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Creating a forest value chain

Our mission is to create a value chain with high added value to revitalize forestry in Japan. This will lead to the development of a stable supply system of domestic timber resources, as well as, to the development and expansion of forestry and timber related industries and regional forestry by creating and expanding new demands, and thus lead to environmental conservation and climate change mitigation.

Production activities • products • scheme

  • Continuous forest management
  • Timber production activities (thinning/regeneration cutting)
  • Timber milling, processing, and sales
  • Creation of forest funds and creation of carbon credits
  • Buying and selling of forests