2025 Osaka
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Overview
BIE-classUniversal exposition
CategoryInternational Registered Exhibition
NameEXPO 2025
MottoDesigning Future Society for Our Lives
Area1.55 km² [1]
Visitors28 million (projected)
Organized byHiroyuki Ishige (secretary general)
Location
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
VenueYumeshima Island, Konohana-ku
Coordinates34°39′12.7″N 135°23′11.1″E / 34.653528°N 135.386417°E / 34.653528; 135.386417
Timeline
Bidding22 April 2017 (2017-04-22)
Awarded23 November 2018 (2018-11-23)
Opening13 April 2025 (2025-04-13)
Closure23 November 2025 (2025-11-23)
Universal expositions
PreviousExpo 2020 in Dubai
NextExpo 2030
Specialized expositions
PreviousExpo 2023 in Buenos Aires
Internet
Websitewww.expo2025.or.jp/en/

Expo 2025 (大阪/関西万博2025, Ōsaka-Kansai banpaku 2025) is an upcoming World Expo organised by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which will be held in Osaka, Japan. It will take place for six months during 2025, opening 13 April 2025, and closing 23 November 2025.[2] This will be the third time Osaka hosts a World Expo, having previously hosted Expo 1970 and Expo 1990.[3] The projected visitor count is approximately 28 million.[2]

Theme

The theme for the expo is "Designing Future Society for Our Lives", with sub-themes of "Saving Lives", "Empowering Lives" and "Connecting Lives".[4] The theme "Saving Lives" includes infant vaccinations, sanitation, lifestyle (diet and exercise) and extending lifespans.[4]

Pavilions

International Organizations

Directors

The directors of the expo were announced on 23 May 2019 and include Hiroyuki Ikeda, Kengo Sakurada, Hirofumi Yoshimura (Governor of Osaka), and Ichirō Matsui (Mayor of Osaka), with Hiroyuki Ishige as the secretary general, and Hiroyuki Takeuchi and Manatsu Ichinoki acting as vice secretaries general.[6]

The current Chairman and Representative Director of the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition is Masakazu Tokura, Chairman of the Japan Business Federation. He has been the Chairman and Representative Director of the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition since June 2021.[7]

Bidding, selection and ratification of Expo city

Ratification

The registration dossier for Japan's expo containing a detailed plan with proposed operational dates (13 April to 13 October 2025) and legacy plans has been submitted to the BIE for review.[8]

Candidates

On 22 November 2016, France submitted to the BIE its candidature to host World Expo 2025.[9] This first submission launched the bidding process for this Expo by opening the candidate list. All other countries wishing to organise World Expo 2025 had until 22 May 2017 to submit their own bids, after which the project examination phase started.

Withdrawn candidates

Vote

A secret ballot took place to select the winner at BIE's 164th General Assembly on 23 November 2018. The first ballot awarded 85 votes to Osaka, 48 votes to Yekaterinburg and 23 votes to Baku, which meant that Baku was eliminated. The second round ballot resulted in 92 votes for Osaka and 61 for Yekaterinburg.[16]

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b "About the Expo | Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition". Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Osaka Is World Expo 2025 Host | JAPAN Forward". Japan Forward. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition". Retrieved 1 January 2020.
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  7. ^ "TOKURA Masakazu Appointed as New Chairman and Representative Director". Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition. 16 June 2021. Archived from the original on 6 August 2021. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Japan submits Expo 2025 Registration Dossier to BIE". Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  9. ^ Jérôme, Béatrice (22 November 2016). "La France candidate à l'Exposition universelle de 2025". Le Monde.fr (in French). ISSN 1950-6244. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Baku bids for World Expo 2025". azernews.az. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Osaka launches formal bid to host 2025 World Expo". www.mainichi.jp/english/. Archived from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Japan submits bid for World Expo 2025". www.bie-paris.org. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  13. ^ "World Expo 2025". www.bie-paris.org. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  14. ^ "World Expo 2025". www.bie-paris.org. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  15. ^ "France drops bid to host 2025 World Expo". Reuters. 21 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Japan elected host country of World Expo 2025".