July 29, 2019
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) inaugurated the Working Group for Specifying the Implementation Plan of the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. The working group has held repeated discussions with experts. Based on the results of these discussions and interviews, it streamlined the points of contention and compiled specific efforts into a report so as to develop the exposition into the “Exposition in the New Era.”
In November 2018, the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) decided on Japan as the host country of the exposition, and in response, in January 2019, METI inaugurated a Council for Discussing the Approaches to Specifying Efforts toward the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, aiming to specify the implementation plan of the exposition. Following this, from the viewpoint of enriching discussions on a variety of fields, such as themes and plans on sites or transportation, METI inaugurated the Working Group for Specifying the Implementation Plan of the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. The group was formed under a council consisting of experts in the fields of expositions, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), architecture and exhibitions. The working group has held eight meetings so far.
METI hereby announces that the working group compiled the results of its discussions, interviews with experts and comments submitted by the public into a report.
*Reference: Overview of the council (January 25, 2109)
2. Highlights of the report
The report explains the following points toward specifying the implementation plan of the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai:
- Accelerating a variety of efforts for achieving the goals at which Japan should aim while striving to achieve the SDGs, the goals of which are collectively called “SDGs+beyond”;
- Under the framework of the People’s Living Lab, advancing demonstration and other tests on new technologies and services;
- Providing opportunities for creating new cultures and new cultural exchanges as opportunities for building momentum for Japan’s dramatic growth; and
- Co-creating the exposition with a variety of participants.
*Report titled “Efforts for Specifying the Vision: ‘Exposition in the New Era’”
3. Future actions
METI will make use of the report in preparing the Registration Dossier, a document that the host country should prepare for explaining its implementation plan, which Japan is required to file with the BIE. In light of the purpose of the report, METI and the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition will jointly advance the preparations for holding the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
Division in Charge
International Exhibitions Promotion Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group