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(Hokkaido region) Mission Dispatch Program: Hokkaido Cold-District Housing Technology (Russia) (FY2009) [October 19-22, 2009]

(Hokkaido region) Mission Dispatch Program: Hokkaido Cold-District Housing Technology (Russia) (FY2009)


Outline


From October 19 to 22, 2009, IIST jointly dispatched the Hokkaido Cold-District Housing Technology Mission, consisting of cold-district housing experts and representatives of housing-related companies in Hokkaido, to the Russian Far East and organized a seminar on cold-district housing and business talks with the aim of promoting the business development of Hokkaido’s cold-district housing and housing-related products in that region.


Dates: October 19-22, 2009
Organized by: IIST; Hokkaido Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry; Hokkaido Prefectural Government
Supported by: Hokkaido Bank
Places: Vladivostok, Khabarovsk (Russia)


Participants


・Cold-district housing technology experts: 2 persons (Associate Professor Tsuyoshi Setoguchi of Hokkaido University and Department Head Akira Fukushima of the Hokkaido Northern Regional Building Research Institute)
・Russian business experts: 3 persons (from the Hokkaido Intellect Tank (HIT), InterAct Co., and Falcon Japan Co.)
・Related organization: 1 person (from the Obihiro Shinkin Bank)
・Companies participating in business talks (housing makers, materials and parts suppliers, equipment suppliers): 9 persons (from Asahi Tokuhan Co., Asahi Create Co., FP Corporation, Kawamura Co., Kimura Co., Sunpot Co., Toho Kogyo Co., Hikari Gokin Co., and UNION Co.)
・Hokkaido Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry: 2 persons
・Hokkaido Bank: 3 persons
・Hokkaido Prefectural Government: 1 person
・IIST: 1 person
(Total: 22 persons)


Visited Places


-The Japan Center, Japanese Consulate General in Vladivostok
-Galaxyvlc (housing under construction)
-Zenitm (exhibit of Japanese-made building materials)
-The Japan Center, Japanese Consulate General in Kharabovsk
-Home centers


Overview


The IIST jointly organized seminars publicizing Hokkaido’s cold-district housing technology and business talks in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk by participants in the government-industry-academia mission, which consisted of cold-district housing experts, housing-related companies in Hokkaido, Russian business experts, and representatives of related organizations. In addition, before the seminars and business talks, the mission participants inspected local housing-related companies and housing under construction in order to grasp the present state of the housing-related industry in the Russian Far East and the business environment there.
(1) Through the observations of local housing-related companies and housing under construction, the mission participants were able to grasp the differences and commonalities between the Russian and Japanese housing industries and to deepen their understanding of the issues and circumstances involved in conducting business with Russian firms.
(2) More than 70 representatives of Russian companies attended the seminars and business talks in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, so the mission was able to have a lively exchange of information. There were some companies that actually promised to continue business talks on the next occasion, so the mission proved to be an important first step toward realizing business.
(3) It is believed that the building of networks among the participating companies and the experts will be significant as Hokkaido’s cold-district housing industry seeks to develop business in Russia from now on.


Inspection of Galaxyvlc housing under construction

Inspection of Galaxyvlc housing under construction

Inside a house under construction

Inside a house under construction


The Hokkaido Cold-District Housing Technology Seminar

The Hokkaido Cold-District Housing Technology Seminar

Business talks

Business talks




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