Panels & Furniture Asia Jul/Aug 2019

July / August 2019 • Issue 4 • PANELS & FURNITURE ASIA 22 JAPAN SPECIAL By Szeto Hiu Yan In the next fewmonths, PFAwill be presenting the JAPAN SPECIAL: Wood, Machinery and Technology – a three-part report series on Japan’s woodworking industry. Our first interview is with the Japan Woodworking Machinery Association. Taiki Amano, manager of Japan Woodworking Machinery Association, together with Masanori Imoto, a respected member who is also the President of IIDA Kogyo Co., Ltd, will share a brief history as well as the latest developments in Japan’s woodworking machinery industry. A RETROSPECTIVE LOOK INTO THE JAPANESE WOODWORKING MACHINERY INDUSTRY (PART 1)