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Japan-Update

Wooden skyscraper eyed for the heart of Tokyo

Sumitomo Forestry's grand design envisions a 70-story high-rise in 2041

A rendering of Sumitomo Forestry's planned wooden skyscraper in Tokyo.

TOKYO -- Sumitomo Forestry aims to plant a 350-meter wooden building in the Japanese capital in 2041 as it relies less on home construction in a graying and shrinking Japan.

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