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2, 01. 2006
Housing business industry organization
Japan Federation of Housing Organization (JHO)

Established in June 1992 in order to make consolidated effort to secure the stable and better housing environment. Largest organization in the housing industry comprised of nine organizations with members of seventy and some thousand companies.

Sekisui House
Established in August 1960. Largest homebuilder in Japan with annual sales topping 1 trillion yen, unrivaled figure in housing industry. Diversifying from mainline steel frame prefab housing into wooden houses.
Daiwa House
Second largest homebuilder in Japan with strength in prefab houses as main business. Expanding its business area to commercial buildings, sports facilities, hotels and hospitals. Also indulging in hotel and home center management.
Sekisui Chemical
Core company of Sekisui group. In 1970, developed Japan’s first modular house (“Heim M1”). Cumulatively sold more than 400,000 houses. Started 3-company system, an internal company system including a housing company.
Sumitomo Forestry
Incorporated in February 1948. Started the built-for-sale housing business in 1964 and became the largest single-family house builder of wooden housing. Has developed a number of wood and housing related businesses.
Asahi Kasei Homes
Core operating company for all housing operations of the Asahi Kasei Group. Centered on the high-performance, earthquake-resistant “Hebel Haus” homes for the urban setting. Operations are expanding in the field of remodeling, real estate and urban development.
Pana Home
Housing division of Matsushita group lead by Matsushita Electric Industry. Continue to focus on single-family houses, but also stressing on multiunit rental housing, medical and nursing facilities and remodeling business.
Mitsui Home
Japan’s top two-by-four homebuilder since its foundation in 1974. Has strength in its long experience of skills, expertise and technology. Belongs to Mitsui Fudosan group and enjoys great advantage of name value in sales operations.
The competent authorities
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Responsible for implementing national land planning, urban & regional policy, rivers, roads, housing and transportation policies. It is also responsible for promoting the progress of meteorological tasks and maintaining of marine safety and security.
Other related organizations
The MACHINAMI Foundation
Established in 1979 with an aim to work to enhance the quality of homes and residential environments. Its works include planning and administration of comprehensive housing exhibitions and educational and PR activities.
The Building Center of Japan
Serves as an incubator for new building technologies and helps foster their growth in society. Performs wide range of activities, including evaluation, research and development of new building technologies.

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