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Japan Reports on Progress in Preparations for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, at the 166th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)

November 28, 2019

At the 166th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) held in Paris on November 27 (Wed.), 2019, Japan reported on progress made in its preparations for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, before other BIE member countries.

1. Outline

On November 27 (Wed.), 2019, the 166th BIE General Assembly was held at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. At the assembly, in addition to regular briefings by the BIE committees, some delegates reported on progress in their preparations for their future expositions, including Expo 2020 Dubai, Expo 2023 Buenos Aires, and Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai.

2. Details of Japan’s report on Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai

Mr. Sakakibara Sadayuki, Ambassador for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, reported on the progress that has been made in Japan’s preparations for the exposition since the convening of the BIE General Assembly in May 2019. He reported in particular on the Japanese government’s activities, including convening discussions on making the theme more specific, on the current situations of the preparations for receiving approval for a request for registration at the BIE General Assembly scheduled to be held around June 2020, and on activities both in Japan and overseas to raise momentum toward the exposition. In addition, Mr. Ishige Hiroyuki, Secretary General, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition, reported on Japan’s activities, including the progress in development of Yumeshima, the exposition venue, and the start of a public call for an exposition logo.

3. Future schedule

June 2020 (tentative): The 167th BIE General Assembly

Division in Charge

International Exhibitions Promotion Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group

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