Press Release

2020.12.25 Master Plan for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, Formulated

The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition formulated a Master Plan for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter, the ‘Master Plan’), which stipulates a policy and plan for projects needed to hold Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

The Master Plan proposes various participation forms and projects that will embody the Expo’s theme: ‘Designing Future Society for Our Lives’, and covers plans for the site, including its design, operation, information and communications, transport, public relations and promotion, Financial Programme, project promotion, and other specific areas, all of which aim to provide visitors with wonder and a future vision.

With the formulation of the Plan, the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition will further accelerate its efforts to prepare to host the Expo in 2025 based on this Master Plan, including inviting participating countries and international organisations to construct pavilions and hold exhibitions at the Expo site, facilitating the participation of and co-creation between businesses, organisations, local governments, grassroots bodies, and other parties, formulating detailed plans for respective projects, and pursuing specific initiatives.

Moreover, the Association will take up the challenge of realising a virtual Expo as a feature of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, to enhance the appeal and impact of the Expo.

We aim to make Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, an international exposition that can facilitate interactions between people with diverse values from around the world, resulting in new human networks and creative endeavours. We also aim for an Expo that will share hopes for a brighter future with the world by overcoming the current global crisis, protecting people’s lives, and reflecting on life and lifestyles.

Overview of the Expo

Title : Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Theme : Designing Future Society for Our Lives
Subthemes : Saving Lives, Empowering Lives, Connecting Lives
Concept : People’s Living Lab
Venue : Yumeshima Island (Konohana-ku, Osaka City)
Period : 184 days from Sunday, 13 April to Monday, 13 October 2025
Projected number of visits: Approx. 28.2 million

Master Plan

Full text of the Master Plan (Japanese)


Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition