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  • Japan Made a Presentation before the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) on June 14, 2017, as a Part of Bid to Host the World Expo 2025 in Osaka

Japan Made a Presentation before the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) on June 14, 2017, as a Part of Bid to Host the World Expo 2025 in Osaka

The government of Japan and the 2025 Japan World Expo Committee jointly made a presentation before BIE member countries attending the BIE General Assembly held in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017, as a part of bid to host the World Expo 2025 in Osaka.

1. Background and purpose

On April 24, 2017, Japan submitted a document to the BIE declaring Japan’s candidature to host the World Expo 2025 under the theme “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.”

Four countries, i.e., France, Russia, Azerbaijan and Japan, have declared candidature to host the exposition. Taking advantage of the BIE General Assembly held in Paris, France, on June 14, 2017, these candidate countries made a presentation before the BIE member countries.

2. Outline of the presentation

Japan showed a video message from Prime Minister Abe and a video clip that communicated Japan’s concept for the exposition in Osaka and the attractiveness of the Kansai region and Osaka in which Japan intends to host the exposition. Moreover, Mr. Sadayuki Sakakibara, Chairman of the 2025 Japan World Expo Committee (Chairman of Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN)), and Mr. Ichiro Matsui, President of the 2025 Japan World Expo Committee (Governor of Osaka Prefecture) made speeches.

3. Details of the presentation before the BIE General Assembly in June 2017

4. Future schedule

November 2017 (tentative)
BIE General Assembly (presentation)
June 2018 (tentative)
BIE General Assembly (presentation)
November 2018 (tentative)
BIE General Assembly (Host country will be determined by a vote after the presentation)

Release date

June 15, 2017

Division in Charge

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

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