Expo 2025 Outline

World Expo 2025 will be held
in Osaka, Kansai, Japan!

Designing Future Society for Our Lives

Expo 2025 Outline

  • Schedule

    Saturday, May 3 – Monday, November 3, 2025 (185 days)

  • Venue

    Yumeshima, Osaka

  • Projected visitors

    Approx. 28 million

World Expo has both cohesive and
communication capabilities.

We will use these capabilities as a trigger to sustain growth and development of Osaka, Kansai as well as Japan following on from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

What is a World Expo?

A World Expo is an event which attracts people from all over the world. Expo 1970 Osaka was the first ever World Expo held in Japan and in Asia. It was a major event that symbolised Japan’s high economic growth.

A World Exposition is a place where new technologies and products are born, triggering greater convenience in our daily lives.

Elevator (New York Exhibition, 1853), telephone (Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, 1876), family restaurants, wireless telephones, electric cars, moving sidewalks (Expo 1970 Osaka), entry tickets embedded with IC chips, AED, dry mist (Aichi Exposition, 2005).

What we will realise at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai

  1. 1

    Bringing together the wisdom of the world, including breakthrough technologies, to create and communicate new ideas

  2. 2

    Expansion of domestic and overseas investment

  3. 3

    Creation of innovation through activation of human interaction

  4. 4

    Activation of regional economies and small and medium enterprises

  5. 5

    A chance to communicate the wealth of Japan’s culture

Theme

Theme

Designing Future Society for Our Lives

Sub-themes

How to lead a healthy life in a diverse manner
Sustainable socio-economic systems

  • Focus on human lives
  • Discuss how each and every individual can live realising their full potential, and the shape of a society that supports this.

Concept

- People’s Living Lab - A laboratory for a future society

  • This is not just an exhibition but a place where 8 billion people on this planet exchange ideas and “co-create” our future society.
  • An on-line platform will be initiated before the Expo, to enable sharing of global problems and solutions
  • Global wisdom, including breakthrough technologies, will be gathered, and new ideas created and communicated, with a view to solving problems common to mankind.

The multiple merits of a world expo held
in Osaka, Kansai, Japan

  1. 1

    Activation of Japan’s economy and the Osaka, Kansai regional economy, and strengthened management of small and medium enterprises resulting from expanded business opportunities are expected to have an economic ripple effect of about JPY 2 trillion.

  2. 2

    Further development of Osaka, Kansai’s world-class life sciences and biomedical achievements through new innovation in line with Expo’s theme.

  3. 3

    Further enrichment of Osaka, Kansai’s proud, long history and culture through interaction with foreign cultures, and elevation of its global recognition.

  4. 4

    Enabling Japan’s young, next-generation creators in a variety of fields to communicate their talents to the world.

  5. 5

    Japan possesses one of the safest environments and most advanced transport infrastructure in the world, and Osaka, Kansai can be easily accessed from major cities in the world.

Goals of Expo 2025
Osaka Kansai

  • A society that achieves the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations
  • Achievement of Japan’s national strategy Society 5.0

Venue

Yumeshima Location MapYumeshima Location Map

Movie

Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan PR Video
(Created by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan PR Video
(Created by Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture)

Flythrough Video of the Envisioned Venue
(Created by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

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