Web Forum Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (March 2022)
～ Designing Future Society for Our Lives ～
In 2025, Expo 2025 will be held in Osaka, Kansai with the theme of Designing Future Society for Our Lives.
We are convinced that Expo 2025, a huge project for a new era that has overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, will serve as a platform where the world can work together and seek ways to achieve a sustainable future.
In this Web Forum, Dr. Alaa Murabit, UN High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment and Economic Growth, and Dr. Oussouby Sacko, President of Kyoto Seika University and Deputy Chairman of the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition will raise issues about the sustainability of the world in the future and discuss the role that will be played by Expo 2025 in addressing these issues.
Moreover, to help us further understand the attractiveness of Osaka, Kansai from the perspective of international business, we will invite speakers from diverse backgrounds who have visited Osaka, Kansai and are currently active in various fields.
We hope that you will recognise the significance of Expo 2025 by viewing the Web Forum. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan is now just three years away. Gradually, people all over the world have begun to take steps towards building resilient and sustainable societies with a view towards the post-COVID-19 era.
It is against this backdrop that Expo 2025 presents its theme, Designing Future Society for Our Lives, which we believe is well suited to current times. It also serves as a timely reminder that 2030, the target year for achieving the SDGs, is merely five years away from the event itself.
Building upon this theme, we have planned this Web Forum to raise awareness and together develop ideas on how Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan would be able to contribute to the achievement of a sustainable society.
In this Web Forum, experts from varied international backgrounds will discuss on their expectations for Expo 2025, as well as the attractiveness of Osaka and the Kansai region from a global perspective. I hope that it will deepen your understanding of Expo 2025 and assist in your consideration and preparation in participation at the event.
I would like to welcome all of you to Expo 2025, Osaka, Kansai Japan.
Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan is just three years away. Thus, we are working diligently to prepare for its success.
Expo 2025 is an international event with the aim of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a concept that will contribute to the realisation of SDGs, Japan has conceived of a vision of a future society called Society 5.0, which it has set out to achieve through Expo 2025. We will proactively work in cooperation with both the public and private sectors to ensure the active participation of numerous companies that represent each country and Japan, the host country.
As of March 4, 2022, 86 countries and 6 international organisations have already confirmed their participation. In the thematic projects called Brilliance of Life Projects, the eight producers of the thematic projects have presented an overview of the pavilion concepts and exhibition images. Expo 2025 will be positioned as the Expo site as a model for Society 5.0 and will be developed as the Future Society Showcase projects to encourage broad participation and the implementation of innovative ideas at the site. Thus, for these projects, we will invite companies to use the Expo site as a showcase for the future society as they participate and incorporate advanced technologies and systems from six perspectives, including the Smart Mobility Expo, Digital Expo and Future Life Expo, amongst others.
Thus, Expo 2025 is looking forward to the participation of people from all over the world, with a variety of content that will inspire visitors. In this regard, we acknowledge the fact that the World Exposition cannot be held by the efforts of a single country alone. Success can be achieved only through the combined efforts of all those involved. This web forum will be an opportunity to consider, together, the significance of international expositions and the theme of Expo 2025, Designing Future Society for Our Lives. In addition, it is our hope that this forum will both deepen your understanding of the theme and act as a catalyst in its realization.
Together, let us work to create a future society.
We look forward to your active participation in Expo 2025, Osaka, Kansai, Japan.
Chairman, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition
Chairman, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
We at JETRO have been charged with managing the exhibits of Japan held at several overseas international expositions, including the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, and will fully utilize our achievements and experience here in providing support to ensure the success of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.
Through this Forum, we hope that many of you will be able to feel the attractiveness of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan and recognise the benefits of business development in this region. In turn, we hope that your interest will encourage you to visit and experience the real Osaka and Kansai region.
SASAKI Nobuhiko, Chairman & CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
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