Press Release

2023.01.18 Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan “Future Society Showcase Project Exhibitions”, Sponsors of “Automatic Translation System” and “Projection System” Selected

The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as the Association) announces the following sponsors of “Automatic Translation System” and “Projection System” regarding the “Future Society Showcase Project Exhibitions” at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to as the Expo) have been selected.
The Association are still in discussions with a number of companies and organizations for each of the “Future Society Showcase Project Exhibitions,” and will announce new sponsors and organizations in due course.

Project name and sponsor company

・Automatic translation system [Digital Expo]
Toppan Inc.
・Projection system [Digital Expo]
Ushio Inc.

Contents of the project

・Automatic translation system [Digital Expo]
The goal is to provide a future communication environment without “language barriers” by utilizing advanced automatic translation systems (consecutive translation and automatic simultaneous interpretation) for events prior to the Expo and for guidance and services at the Expo site during the period of the Expo. The automatic translation system will be demonstrated in a variety of situations, such as responding to enquiries from foreign visitors using a smartphone app, providing multilingual explanations at exhibitions and events held at the venue, providing simultaneous multilingual interpretation services at online seminars, etc., as well as multilingual communication at the virtual venue, and the system creates the “communication of the future” and enables visitors from all over the world to experience global exchange as they wish.

・Projection system [Digital Expo]
The projection system will be installed in the “Main Event Hall,” a facility for various events with a maximum capacity of approximately 2,000 people, to enable visitors to experience projection mapping not only on the stage but also in all 360° directions. The Ushio Group’s Christie Digital Systems (headquartered in the U.S.) provided RGB pure laser projectors and other equipment for Expo 2020 Dubai, held from October 2021 to March 2022, and will further evolve these systems for the Expo to create immersive, futuristic light experiences and enhance the spatial value of the Expo site.

For reference

▽About Future Society Showcase Projects
This 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 the Expo.

【Overall framework of Future Society Showcase Projects】

This framework is a version of January 18, 2023 and is subject to change.


Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition