Press Release

2022.12.27 Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan “Future Society Showcase Project Exhibition” Call for applications (1st round) of the Operators for the “Smart Mobility Expo” ”Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)” Started

The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as “the Association”) is pleased to announce the call for applications (1st round) for the operators in the “Smart Mobility Expo” “Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)” as part of the “Future Society Showcase Project Exhibition” starts.
This project aims to implement the operation of eVTOLs between two ports inside and outside the Expo site. The Association invites companies and organizations (hereinafter referred to as “operators”) to participate in the project.

Project title

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) “Smart Mobility Expo”

Specific details for applicants

Operators planning to operate eVTOLs between two ports inside and outside the Expo site (※) during the Expo
※The following areas are considered for off-site ports that can be used during the Expo. The specific locations will be determined in consultation with the parties concerned, including those selected as the operators.
1) Airport (Kansai International Airport)
2) Bay area near the Expo site
3) Central Osaka

Schedule for recruitment and selection (tentative)

Tuesday, December 27, 2022: Announcement of application guidelines and start of acceptance of questions and applications
Tuesday, January 17, 2023: Deadline for questions
Friday, January 20, 2023: Deadline for submission of applications
Friday, January 27, 2023: Conclusion of MOU
The end of January 2023 (planned): Announcement of the operators

Distribution of application guidelines and application procedures

・Application guidelines (Japanese only)
・Application sheet (Japanese only)

For reference

・ About Future Society Showcase Projects
Future Society Showcase Projects is a general term to mention a group of projects that provide experiences to a wide range of participants and visitors from Japan and abroad by utilizing technologies and services that support the theme of the Expo, “Designing Future Society for Our Lives” for the development, operation, exhibition, and events of the Expo site which will be a “People’s Living Lab”, in the form of “demonstration” that gives a sense of the future after 2025 and “implementation” that is suitable for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.


Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition