Osaka has taken first place in winning the rights to host the 2025 World Expo in Paris on Friday, successfully beating out Russia in the bid. Upon announcement, national celebration erupted, with many excited to show the world more of what Japan has to offer!
This event will be the third large-scale world fair to be held in Japan, following the Aichi Prefecture World Expo in 2005 and it’s previous legacy, the 1970 Osaka Expo, which had previously earned the city the reputation of being one of the most successful expos ever held.
Now officially known as the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo, the event has gained the support of the wider Kansai region, including fellow neighbouring cities of Kyoto, Kobe and Nara. The event will also follow the theme of “Designing Future Society of Our Lives” and will be held on the man-made island in Osaka Bay, Yumeshima between May 3rd and November 3rd. In these mere 185 days, Japan will showcase its advanced technologies, particularly in artificial intelligence and biotechnology, all while meeting the 2030 United Nations sustainable development goals in health and welfare, particularly in aging societies.
Our advice? Start planning your flights and accommodation, because with the 2019 Rugby World Cup slowing creeping up on us and the 2020 Olympics following shortly after, we’re going to see a lot more travellers come into the country.
(Source: Japan Times)