The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as “the Association”) and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community Osaka Hub’s “Shape New World Initiative” have concluded a cooperation agreement for the purpose of collaborating on dialogue and exchange initiatives to solve global issues through the perspectives and ideas of the next generation at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Theme Weeks.
■ About the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community
・The Global Shapers Community is a community of young people in their 20s and 30s with diverse backgrounds, organized by the World Economic Forum, which is a group of political, business, and government leaders that meets annually in Davos, Switzerland.
・The World Economic Forum, which strives to solve global problems, aims to mobilize the power of young leaders. There are already some 480 hubs around the world where young leaders (“Shapers”) are actively working.
・There are currently more than 10,000 shapers worldwide. In Japan, there are hubs in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka, and Okinawa, with over 100 shapers.
■ About the Cross-Cutting Initiatives
・The cross-cutting initiatives are an approach to interconnecting the eight themes of Theme Weeks . The three initiatives as follows: “Economy and Innovation,” which sheds light on the power of business; “Population Dynamics and Aging Society,” which is a global challenge that Japan faces ahead of the rest of the world; and “Future Generations and Inclusion,” which highlights the leaders of our future society.
■About Theme Weeks
■Theme Structure and Approach to Theme Setting
Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition