Press Release

2024.05.31 Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, Second Call for Applications for Events Organised by the General Public

The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as “the Association”) are inviting proposals for events to be held at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan. The second round of applications opens from 31 May.

With the theme of “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”, Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan provides an opportunity for a diverse range people, regardless of nationality, region, culture, race, gender, age or ability, to take up the challenge of addressing social problems and creating the future.

The Expo aims to encourage society to support the aspirations of those taking on the challenge of solving social problems by bringing people together and becoming the catalyst of solutions.
We are looking for events that have the power to create connections by providing a wide variety of interactive and non-interactive experiences such as presentations and exhibitions, in an entertaining way that enables participants to feel the exciting future that is nearby.
Interactive events, such as matsuri (Japanese festivals), aim to offer opportunities for the whole community to participate.

People can bring together their passions and ideas share and discuss local attractions and culture with the aim for co-creating to establish approaches for solving social problems.
Examples: Matsuri (festival), workshops,etc.

Presentation-style events aim to offer opportunities for event hosts to share their ideas and stories. They use entertaining methods to communicate the host’s hopes and ideas and send their message to the future.
Examples: Dance acts and other performances, presentations, music concerts, comedy events, etc.

Exhibition events offer opportunities to showcase diverse cultures and arts by combining new forms of expression and local tradition in the form of an exhibition or installation art to show your vision for the future.

Seizing this Expo as an opportunity to send a message to the world, we want to provide spaces for participants to play the leading roles in shaping their diverse dreams and taking on the challenges that each of them faces to take a step further toward creating the future.
We are looking forward to receiving your proposals for events full of passion for the creation of the future.

Application Procedures

〔Flow from Application to Implementation〕

If you wish to participate, please download the two files(Entry Sheet and Proposal documents) and send them to the following e-mail address.
*Applications will be closed when all the available slots at each facility are filled.
*Those who applied for the first solicitation can also enter the second solicitation.

Entry Sheet

Proposal Documents
Office of “Events Organised by the General Public” at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

Application Period

*In the second round of applications, events shall be selected and applicants notified of their results after each period. So, there will be fewer slots available for each facility in each subsequent period. For this reason, applicants should apply early to increase the probability of being selected.
*Applications will close once all available slots at each facility are filled.

Event Facilities

▽Pop-Up Stages

Pop-Up Stage Outer East
Pop-Up Stage Inner East
Pop-Up Stage West
Pop-Up Stage North
Pop-Up Stage South
*The design are subject to change.

Pop-Up Stages are outdoor event spaces of approximately 50 m² that face pathways and are without guest seats. These facilities are suitable for live music events, performances, and small-stage events.

The facility guidelines are available here.

▽EXPO Arena“Matsuri”

EXPO Arena “Matsuri” is the largest outdoor event plaza at the Expo. It does not have seating and is suitable for events such as live performances by large musical artists, outdoor festivals, etc. It is suitable for events such as live performances by large musical artists, outdoor festivals, etc. Use of the facility is granted for a full day.

・Expo Arena 「Matsuri」 The facility guidelines are available here.

▽New event space
The new event space is a special space where festivals, traditional crafts, and performing arts from around Japan and overseas are gathered in one place for visitors to see and experience. It will provide a space where everyone can interact while experiencing traditional cultures through festivals from various regions. Regarding this location, we are inviting proposals from a broad range of applicants with the goal of appealing to tourists from different regions.
*Details of the facility are subject to change.

・New event space The facility guidelines are available here.

*Details about this facility will be announced from July onwards. Offer notices will be issued from September.
*Applications will open on 31 May. Applicants will be emailed with the detailed information once it is confirmed.

Application Guidelines

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For inquiries or information about applications

Office of “Events Organized by the General Public” at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.