Press Release

2023.02.09 “The 4th Kansai SDGs Youth Meeting 2022” to be held

The Kansai SDGs Platform and Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as the Association) will hold “the 4th Kansai SDGs Youth Meeting 2022″ for students, companies and organizations which have an interest in the SDGs.
The Association hopes that participants will enjoy learning about the SDGs and deepen their understanding of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to as the Expo), which aims to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. The Association would also like to encourage the participation in the various initiatives leading up to the Expo, even before the opening of the Expo, to help build momentum for the Expo.

Overview of the event

  1. Date and time: From 1 pm to 5 pm, Saturday, February 25, 2023 (tentative)
  2. Hosts: Kansai SDGs Platform and Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition
  3. Organizers: Kansai SDGs Platform, Education Subcommittee, SDGs Knowledge Lab
  4. Cooperators: Osaka College of Animation & e-Sports, Kansai University KANDAI for SDGs Promotion Project, and Broadcasting Art College
  5. Supporters: United Nations Information Centre, Kids Design Association, Osaka Prefectural Board of Education, Shiga Prefectural Board of Education, Nara Prefectural Board of Education, Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education, Wakayama Prefectural Board of Education, Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education, Tokushima Prefectural Board of Education, Fukui Prefectural Board of Education, Tottori Prefectural Board of Education, Osaka City Board of Education, Sakai City Board of Education, Kyoto City Board of Education, Kobe City Board of Education, The Asahi Shimbun Company, The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd., Nikkei Inc. Osaka Headquarters, SANKEI SHIMBUN CO.,LTD., The Yomiuri Shimbun
  6. Program (Title of honor omitted) ※ The contents of the program are subject to change.
    ≪Hybrid event (live streaming via YouTube) ≫
    ■ Special message
    NEMOTO Kaoru, Director, United Nations Information Centre
    NAKAJIMA Sachiko, Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Theme Producer
    Representative, steAm Inc. (Music X Mathematics x STEAM Education)
    ■ Junior EXPO “Presentation by junior high school students”
    Schools participating in the “Educational Program” offered by the Association will present their ideas for designing future society for “all” our lives.
    ■ Presentation of subsequent activities by ”The 3rd Kansai SDGs Youth Action 2021” Student Division Grand Prix winning team
    Professor Tsukada’s seminar, Faculty of business administration, Setsunan University
    (For your reference) About The 3rd Kansai SDGs Youth Action 2021 (Japanese only)
    ■Announcement of results “The 4th Kansai SDGs Youth Action 2022”
    From the 342 submissions of ideas and actual actions (actions and activities) to achieve the SDGs, the 20 works selected as Good Actions as particularly excellent ideas and actions will be introduced, and excellent works will be bestowed the Grand Prix and other awards.

KITA Takashi, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University

OHTA Masayuki, President and representative director, JOGGO
KAJISAWA Chieko, Director, JICA Development Studies Program Division, Kansai Center, Japan International Cooperation Agency
SAITO Kurume, Representative, Team SUISUI
Grand prix winner, student division, the 2nd Kansai SDGs Youth Idea Contest
HASHIMOTO Shunji, Deputy Director, International Affairs Department, Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
HARADA Sadao, Associate professor, Department of Public Affairs, Osaka University of Commerce
Representative of a board of directors, project Hozu river

※The name of the “Kansai SDGs Youth Idea Contest”, which was held from 2019, was changed to “Kansai SDGs Youth Action” in 2021.

  1. Participation fee: free of charge
  2. Event official site: (Japanese only)
  3. Participation application:
    Advance registration is required to watch the live streaming and participate in the event. Please apply using the dedicated form below.
    ▼ Dedicated Application Form
    ▼ Venue: KANDAI Me RISE, Umeda campus, Kansai University (1-5, Tsuruno-cho, Kita ward, Osaka)
    Contact email for those wishing to visit:
    ※The number of participants is limited by the size of the venue.


●About this event
Kansai SDGs Platform office (JICA Kansai) Ms. Kono
TEL:078-261-0341(JICA Kansai Headquarters’ phone number)
●About Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, Junior EXPO
Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition