International Seminar House in Yoshida Campus, is constructed of thinned timber from Japanese cedar trees grown at the university’s Wakayama Forest Research Station. The construction method used, called “j.Pod,” was developed by an industry-academia collaboration group including Prof. Masami Kobayashi and Assoc. Prof. Hirohide Kobayashi from Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies. The method was also used to construct other university buildings, including parts of the Wakayama Forest Research Station and some buildings on Yoshida North Campus. Through promoting the use of the j.Pod construction method, the university seeks to contribute to local forestry and industry.