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The Cabinet Grants Approval for Japan’s Official Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

On April 18, 2017, the Cabinet granted approval for Japan’s official participation in Expo 2020 Dubai to be held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

1. Details of the Cabinet Approval

At the Cabinet Meeting on April 18, 2017, the Cabinet granted approval for Japan’s official participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, appointing the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as lead-organizing ministry, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), as organizing Ministry, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) as a participating organization.

2. Outline of Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai, UAE
From October 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021
Connecting Minds, Creating the Future
International registered exhibition (large-scale exposition held every five years)

3. Significance of Japan’s participation in the exposition

  • Participating in the exposition, an event bringing together visitors from all over the world, offers a great opportunity to deepen the international community’s understanding of Japan.
  • The exposition will also serve as a great opportunity to showcase to the rest of the world how Japan’s cutting-edge technologies can contribute to overcoming global-level challenges.
  • The exposition, by displaying Japan’s attractive points, will contribute to both the promotion of Japan’s trade with and investment in the UAE, as well as other countries, and to the development of mutual collaboration between related industries in Japan and around the world.

Related information

Release date

April 18, 2017

Division in Charge

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

Related website

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