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Events Held in Five Areas of Kansai Region for EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan

Participants enjoyed an Ogiri word game focusing on the theme of the exposition

October 7, 2019

As part of its efforts for fostering momentum in the Kansai region for EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) decided to hold a series of events titled “Banpaku Ogiri Workshop,” workshops in which participants provide ideas about the exposition through an Ogiri-style word game, in five prefectures in the Kansai region. On September 23, 2019, METI held the first workshop. It will sequentially hold a series of workshops in October and November 2019.

1. Outline of the event

Aiming to foster momentum in the Kansai region for EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, METI will hold a series of events titled “Banpaku Ogiri Workshop,” workshops in which participants provide ideas about the exposition through an Ogiri-style word game, in five prefectures of Hyogo, Wakayama, Nara, Kyoto and Shiga (in the order of event dates) in the Kansai region.

At the series of events, participants will put forward ideas about answers to certain questions, such as those about the theme, site and concept of the exposition, and will make a presentation before other participants. Through these fun activities, participants will be able to learn about the exposition.

2. Results of the first workshop

On September 23 (Mon.), 2019, METI held the first workshop at Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO) in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture.

Over 30 participants, beyond the capacity of the workshop, ranging from primary school children to senior citizens, participated in the event and experienced an Ogiri word game after having received a lecture about EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

3. Future schedule

METI will hold the following events sequentially between October and November 2019.
Note: All these events will be held from 13:30 to 16:30. Doors will open at 13:00.

・October 12 (Sat.): Second workshop, in Wakayama Prefecture (Venue: Wakayama JA Building)
Application website: 外部リンク

・October 13 (Sun.): Third workshop, in Nara Prefecture (Venue: Tempyo Miharashi-kan, Nara Palace Site Historical Park)
Application website: 外部リンク

・November 16 (Sat.): Fourth workshop, in Kyoto Prefecture (Venue: Gensouan)
Application website: 外部リンク

・November 17 (Sun.): Fifth workshop, in Shiga Prefecture (Venue: Kyu Otsu Kokaido, Otsu City)
Application website: 外部リンク

・METI will convey information on the events via the following website. For more information, visit the website.
Expo workshop site 外部リンク

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International Exhibitions Promotion Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group

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