Press Release

2023.06.14 A Publicity and Promotion Sponsorship Agreement Concluded With Hanshin Tigers, – Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, Expo Night Game Held –
A photo session after the first pitch ceremony

The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as “the Association”) signed a publicity and promotion sponsorship agreement on June 1 with Hanshin Tigers, a Japanese professional baseball team (Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture , CEO: MOMOKITA Koji)
On June 14, 2023, Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to as “the Expo”) night game was held in the Hanshin Koshien Stadium (Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture). A first pitch ceremony was conducted and Expo’s official logo was displayed on the Aurora Vision. The attractiveness of the Expo was distributed to not only the Hanshin Tigers fans but also to baseball lovers all over Japan.

Period of sponsorship

From June 1, 2023 to October 13, 2025 (closing of the Expo)

Content of sponsorship

Publicity and Promotion Sponsorship

Overview of the “Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, Expo 2025 Night Game”

Date of the event: Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Venue: Hanshin Koshien Stadium (1-82, Koshien-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture)
・A first pitch ceremony at the EXPO 2025 night game by YOSHIMURA Hirofumi, Governor of Osaka and SAITO Motohiko, Governor of Hyogo Prefecture.
・EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan PR by the Aurora Vision or Liner Vision
・Live performance by MYAKU-MYAKU (the Expo’s official character) at the end of the bottom of the third inning
・Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan booth exhibition
・Live stage show by MYAKU-MYAKU

Hanshin Tigers

(Location: 2-33, Koshien-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo prefecture, CEO: MOMOKITA Koji)
Established in 1935. A professional baseball team belonging to the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization Central League. Headquartered at Hanshin Koshien Staduim, Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. One of the baseball teams that have been active since the start of professional league games in 1936. This season, under the field manager OKADA Akinobu, the team is fighting to win the championship for the first time since 2005 by achieving “A.R.E.” (Aim, Respect, Empower), this year’s team slogan.


Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition