Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Official Theme Song

Official theme song to bring energy to the Expo
Listen, sing, dance—let’s raise our excitement for the Expo with the official theme song!

Kono Hoshi no Tsuzuki wo

Kono Hoshi no Tsuzuki wo

Lyrics and Composition: KOBUCHI Kentaro, KURODA Shunsuke


Message from the two of

We have produced “Kono Hoshi no Tsuzuki wo” as the official theme song for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan to be held in 2025. The melody is a simple tune that can be easily sung by children, adults, the elderly, and even foreigners visiting Japan for the first time ever for this Expo. The lyrics portray the expectations of the opening of the Expo in 2025 and the hopes beyond.

Fifty-five years after the EXPO 70′ held in Osaka, the Expo will come again, so we have incorporated in the song our respect and homage to that historic event.
We still have a desire that the quest for the future, life, and peace that humankind continues to pursue should be universal.
This Expo should portray a new vision for our lives and the continuing future of this planet.
A big event sent from Japan on a global scale. I hope this will be a song that will bring a lively breeze to the story that connects from the Expo.



KOBUKURO is a duo by KOBUCHI Kentaro (Guitar & Vocal) and KURODA Shunsuke (Vocal). In 1998, KURODA and KOBUCHI, who were street musicians on the streets of Osaka, met and formed “KOBUKURO”. In 2001, they made their major debut with the single “YELL / Bell.” In 2005, they participated in the “56th NHK Red and White Year-end Song Festival” for the first time. They are a vocal unit representing Japan that is gaining popularity regardless of age or gender due to the beauty of its melody line and harmony.

KOBUKURO’s official website

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The full version is available.

Use of the official theme song

  • *The song may be used for a variety of Expo promotion purposes. However, you must apply for permission to use it.
  • *The download page for the application form is scheduled to be released shortly.

Music Video

The CD “Kono Hoshi no Tsuzuki wo” is now on sale.

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