Press Release

2023.10.25 Theme Weeks Calendar for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan “Theme Weeks” Decided

The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as “the Association”) announces that the Theme Weeks calendar (duration) for the “Theme Weeks” to be held at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to as “the Expo”) has been finalized.
“Theme Weeks” are an initiative done together with the world by taking advantage of the characteristics of the Expo, where countries from all over the world gather in the same place for six months, bringing together wisdom to solve global issues and exploring solutions through dialogue. The Theme Weeks calendar (duration) for each of the eight “Theme Weeks” themes has been decided. Throughout each period, the Association, Official Participants, government and local governments, Co-creation project participants, Expo participants such as exhibitors, as well as local governments and industries from across Japan will gather to hold “Dialogue Programs” to discuss solutions and “Business Exchanges” for concrete actions.

About the Theme Weeks calendar

■ Schedule for the Theme Weeks

Theme Structure and Theme Weeks Calendar (PDF)

■ Schedule toward the start of Theme Weeks
January 18, 2023: Call for “General Sponsorship” started
June 2, 2023: Call for theme structure and “Program Sponsorship” started
October 25, 2023: Announcement of the Theme Weeks calendar
FY 2024: Organizing programs
From April to October 2025: Implementation of Theme Weeks

For reference

■ Agenda 2025
During Theme Weeks, to send a message from the Expo to the world, the Association will take the lead in implementing a series of interactive programs and exhibitions as a series of programs with multiple sessions for each theme.

Feature 1. Cross-cutting participation of various stakeholders
Cross-stakeholder projects in collaboration with a variety of business entities participating in the Expo, including Official Participants, the Japanese government and local governments, TEAM EXPO, and exhibiting companies, as well as international conferences and other events throughout Japan.

Feature 2. Diversity and free dialogue
The interactive program consists mainly of a small group of speakers, rich in diversity of nationality, gender, and generation, who freely discuss each theme.

Feature 3. Real + Online participation from around the world
Programs can be attended in real life at the Expo site’s studios (under consideration), the Messe (trade fair facility), or via the Internet online.

About General Sponsorship (Japanese)

About Program Sponsorship (Japanese)


Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition