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The 3rd Announcement of the 67th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society in Fukuoka

Date: March 17–19, 2017

Venue: Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan/ACROS Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan

The Japan Wood Research Society (JWRS) takes great pleasure in inviting all members of our society with an interest in the science and technology of wood to attend the 67th Annual Meeting of the JWRS that will be held from March 17 to 19, 2017, Fukuoka, Japan.

The society members may take oral and poster presentations during the meeting. The symposium and the exhibition of the related companies will also be held.

Due dates: January 11, 2017 for the entry of presentation with an abstract

February 7, 2017 for early bird registration

For more detail information, please visit

For the Organizing Committee: Prof. Dr. Tetsuo Kondo (Chief)

Prof. Dr. Yuji Tsutsumi (Executive Chief)

Associate Prof. Dr. Hirofumi Ichinose (Secretary)

Associate Prof. Dr. Daisuke Tatsumi (Secretary)

Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University


Mokuzai Gakkaishi (Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society)

Mokuzai Gakkaishi is another official journal of the Japan Wood Research Society. This journal publishes original articles, notes, review articles, and announcements from the Society in Japanese but with English abstracts, tables, and figure captions for original reports. Contents of the latest issue of Mokuzai Gakkaishi are as follows:

Volume 62 Number 6 2016

Review articles

H. Abe

Wood identification research and its importance

N. Zeniya, E. Obataya, M. Matsuo

Hygroscopicity and vibrational properties of aged and heat-treated wood

Category I

R. Nakanishi, E. Obataya

Physical properties of the reed (Phragmites australis) used for the vibrating plate of the Japanese oboe (hichiriki) I: Density variation in the culm and compressive strength in the transverse direction

M. Matsuo, H. Yamamoto, K. Umemura, S. Kawai

Color changes of wood during natural aging and heat treatment

M. Yoshida, M. Nakamura, Y. Kikuchi

Effect of observation of wooden wall panels on eye fixation related potentials, eye movement and sensory evaluation

M. Kato, M. Nakamura

Relationships between reflection properties and visual attractiveness of fiddleback figures: Evaluation with eye tracking and image analysis

N. Komeyama, M. Nakamura, Y. Kataoka, M. Sugiyama

Effect of contrast changes in wood-grain patterns by coating on visual attractiveness

Category II

S. Shida, K. Maeda, S. Namioka

Evaluation of visual preferences of 50 Japanese wood species using digital images

S. Sueyoshi, T. Morikawa

Visual influence of wood used in workplace interiors: Multidimensional scaling analysis by individual interviews

M. Suzuki, H. Akitsu, K. Miyamoto, S. Tohmura

Estimate of acetaldehyde concentration in a full-scale testing room based on the emission factors of wood-based materials obtained using the small chamber method

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Announcement. J Wood Sci 62, 573–574 (2016).

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