Press Release

2024.06.19 Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan One Stop Shop to open on 24 June

In conjunction with the International Participants Meeting 2024 Summer (IPM 2024 Summer), which begins on 25 June, the Japan Association for the World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as the “Association”), will open a “One Stop Shop” on Monday 24 June 2024 on the 47th floor of the Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building to provide consultation on various topics and support for application procedures, etc. to Official Participants of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to as “the Expo”).
This One Stop Shop will be a consultation and application desk bringing together the Japanese government, Osaka Prefecture and City, private businesses, and the Association. It is scheduled to remain open until the closing of the Expo.
With less than 300 days to go before the opening of the Expo, the procedures and issues required in preparation for the Expo are shifting from matters related to construction and architecture to those related to operations. It is hoped that having a single, centralised point of contact for various enquiries from Official Participants will help accelerate operational preparations.

■ Overview of the One Stop Shop
 Location: 47F Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building, 1-14-16 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka
 Opening hours: 10:00 -17:00 (Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays)
 * Appointments required.
 Opening Period: 24 June 2024 – 13 October 2025 (planned)
 * Scheduled to move to the Yumeshima site in the first half of 2025.

Main areas of support (26 area):
 ● Pavilion/Exhibition Construction and Operation
  Architecture, Restaurant Business Permits, Interior Exhibition, Virtual Expo, Admission Passes, Intellectual Property, Fire and Disaster Prevention, Sanitation and Security, Insurance, Pavilions Reservations
 ● Logistics
  Logistics, Customs, Site Transportation
 ● Finance
  Banking procedures, Taxes (consumption tax refund), Taxes (direct tax), Commercial Activities, Sales management
 ● Events
  National Days and Special Days, Ceremonies
 ● Life and Management
  Visas, Establishment of Corporation, Employment of Staff, Mobile Phone, Internet, Accommodation

Global Communication Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition