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.
A World Expo is an event that brings together people and innovations from around the world
in an effort to address issues facing mankind on a global scale.
The Osaka Expo 1970, Japan’s, and Asia’s, first ever,
became a symbol of Japan’s rapid economic growth and one of the country’s most lauded events.
Twenty years after the Aichi Expo 2005, Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai will
bring the international community back to Japan.
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).
EXPO for SDGs
In 2025, the world will be a mere five years away from 2030,
the year the United Nations has set as the target for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
making it a crucial one for ramping up efforts to achieve these goals.
Therefore, Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai will become a key platform for reaching the SDGs by 2030.
The key is “Society 5.0”
“Society 5.0” is Japan’s national strategy to develop a human-centered society that progresses economically
and resolves social issues through a system that combines both cyber and physical spaces in a sophisticated manner.
It refers to a new form of society chronologically following hunting, farming, industry, and information societies.
A society that is able to resolve a variety of issues on a global scale with technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT),
Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, big data, and biotechnology is a society that will have achieved the SDGs.
Bringing together the wisdom of the world, including breakthrough technologies, to create and communicate new ideas
Expansion of domestic and overseas investment
Creation of innovation through activation of human interaction
Activation of regional economies and small and medium enterprises
A chance to communicate the wealth of Japan’s culture
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.
Further development of Osaka, Kansai’s world-class life sciences and biomedical achievements through new innovation in line with Expo’s theme.
Further enrichment of Osaka, Kansai’s proud, long history and culture through interaction with foreign cultures, and elevation of its global recognition.
Enabling Japan’s young, next-generation creators in a variety of fields to communicate their talents to the world.
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.