The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as “the Association”) announces that two nicknames for ” Original Money” and ” Original Points” have been selected through a public contest, for use in Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to as “the Expo”) “Expo 2025 Digital Wallet” services.
As for the review and selection of the nicknames, among the 1,432 entries posted during the application period from July 4 to July 28, 2023, those that satisfied format requirements went on to the first-round screening. For the entries that successfully passed the first screening, after checking each entry’s meaning in both Japanese and foreign languages as well as whether or not they were registered as trademarks in Japan or overseas, they then proceeded to the final selection by the Selection Committee, where the best nickname was decided.
The nickname for the NFT* service and the official logo design for the EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet have been both finalized and announced together.
The nickname and the official logo will be combined to help build momentum for the Expo by spreading each of the services throughout Japan and familiarizing people with them even before the opening of the Expo.
※ NFT (Non-Fungible Token): Non-substitutable digital data created based on the blockchain
・Original electronic money: MYAKU-PE！
・Original points: MYAKU-PO！
※Japanese notation is in the “katakana” syllabary only.
・Winner of the best nicknames
・Concept of the nicknames
By adding the initial syllable in ‘pay’ and ‘point’ (in Japanese) to “MYAKU,” which reminds us of MYAKU-MYAKU and is synonymous with the Expo, it becomes the name of a service that is catchy and makes users want to say it.
【Selection committee members】※Title of honor omitted
EXILE AKIRA （Performer/Actor/Producer）
OSADA Shinko, Director, Executive Director, Shibuya Future Design
MATSUGUMA Kenichi, Director, Cashless Payment Promotion Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
MIYATA Hiroaki, Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Thematic Project Producer, Professor of Keio University
As one of the services of the “EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet”, a service to “collect” NFTs unique to the Expo will be developed. NFT is the one and only digital data created based on blockchain and is one of the services in the Web3 domain.
The Association announces that in keeping with the image of the nicknames “MYAKU-PE!” and “MYAKU-PO!”, it has decided on “MYAKU-N!” as the nickname of the NFT service. This nickname is a combination of “MYAKU” from MYAKU-MYAKU, the official character of the Expo, and “N” from NFT.
【Official logo mark】
The official logo mark for the EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet service was created with the support of HashPort DLT Solutions Ltd *. ※EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet application provider
Using the red and blue image colors of the Expo, the design expresses the Expo’s uniqueness and the feeling of a next-generation application, and also combines the infinity mark, which represents sustainability, with the W of Wallet.
・Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, “Expo 2025 Digital Wallet Project” Applications for Service Nicknames Now Being Accepted
Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition