On October 26, 2022, the Japan Association for the 2025 Japan World Exposition (hereinafter referred to the Association) completed the two-days schedule of the International Planning Meeting (hereinafter referred to as IPM), the first international conference in Japan with regard to Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to the Expo) .
On Day 1, the experts explained the theme of the Expo and introduced case studies of projects working on the three sub-themes, as well as the status of preparation for each project of the Expo. In addition, a 3D CG fly-through movie of the Expo site was unveiled for the first time.
On day 2, a Yumeshima site visit was conducted. And individual meetings for countries which build their own pavilions were held for them to implement their smooth construction works. After the IPM, excursions to various locations in the Osaka-Kansai region were also conducted for those who wished to deepen their understanding of the regions.
The Association will encourage and accelerate preparations for the construction of the pavilion, which will begin after April 2023. In addition, an “International Participants Meeting” is scheduled to be held for the Official Participants in autumn 2023.
“With its theme requiring us to meet the challenge of designing future society, Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai is a springboard for achieving and going beyond the Sustainable Development Goals. With hundreds of participating countries present here this week, momentum is building and joint efforts are intensifying to join and connect in order to practically implement projects that maximise human potential.”
Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE),
Dimitri S. Kerkentzes
Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition