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Signing ceremony for the participation of the Japan Pavilion in the Astana EXPO 2017 was held

On November 7, 2016, witnessed by the H.E. Mr. Sinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and the H.E. Mr. Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a signing ceremony for the Participation of the Japan Pavilion in the Astana EXPO 2017 was held at the Prime Minister’s Office.

1. Outline of the Astana EXPO 2017

The Astana EXPO 2017 will be held from June 10 to September 10, 2017, in Astana City, the Republic of Kazakhstan, as the first exposition in Central Asia, centering on the theme “Future Energy.” Concerning the participation of the Japan Pavilion in the expo, the Participation Contract of Expo-2017 Astana was signed between Mr. Tomiyasu Nakamura, Commissioner of Section at the Exhibition, as a representative of the government of Japan, and the H.E. Mr. Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the Chairman of the Board at JSC “National company “ Astana EXPO-2017 ”.

In February 2015, the Cabinet approved that the government of Japan should appoint the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as an organizer, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) as co-organizers, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) as a participating organization.

2. Outline of Japan Pavilion

Under the theme “Smart Mix with Technology” the Japan Pavilion will convey Japan’s messages to the people in Kazakhstan and the rest of the world.

Japan will hold a press conference marking the 100th day before the opening day of the expo and release the details of the Japan Pavilion, being mainly information on displays.

Japan has opened an official website for the pavilion as follows:

It will sequentially update the website to release the latest information on the pavilion.

Release date

November 7, 2016

Division in Charge

International Exhibitions Promotion Office, Commerce, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy Group

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