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One Month to Go Before Expo 2020 Dubai

Ideas from around the world pave the way to Osaka, Kansai

September 1, 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai is just around the corner. The Japan Pavilion will open its doors on October 1, when Expo 2020 Dubai kicks off. A "Virtual Japan Pavilion" will also open to offer access from all over the world. Here is some information about the Japan Pavilion's exhibition and the events happening during the Expo such as "Japan Day." The Expo 2020 Dubai Japan Pavilion's official social media accounts will open today to keep everyone posted.

Expo 2020 Dubai will run from Friday, October 1, 2021, until Thursday, March 31, 2022. The Japanese government is making preparations toward opening the Japan Pavilion there. With only one month remaining until doors open, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces some of the details about future plans for the Japan Pavilion and PR information.

Ideas from around the world pave the way to Osaka, Kansai

The Expo 2020 Dubai Japan Pavilion's theme is "Where ideas meet." Here with the latest visual and spatial presentations, visitors will experience how diverse encounters spark new ideas and lead the world to a better tomorrow. The aim is to call on each visitor's action and pave the way to the next registered exposition, Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

A "Virtual Japan Pavilion" opens, welcoming visitors anywhere in the world

The raging COVID-19 pandemic restricts people from traveling physically. Japan has been looking for ways to deliver the Japan Pavilion's content to people around the world as well as those visiting the actual site. METI is proud to announce that two special websites titled "MICHI" and "JUNKAN" will open to serve as a "Virtual Japan Pavilion" with their unique digital experiences. Stay tuned for the sites' opening on Friday, October 1.
There are also plans for events by avatarin during the Expo period, where people from Japan and other faraway locations can use avatars to enjoy the experience as if they are actually there.

The on-site restaurant offers a halal menu for guests to enjoy with peace of mind

Conveyer-belt sushi restaurant chain Sushiro opens its first location in the Middle East as the restaurant operator for the Expo 2020 Dubai Japan Pavilion. It will convey the charm of "Japanese sushi" to visitors from all over the world. All ingredients are halal so that Muslim diners can enjoy the food with peace of mind.

The stage performers for Japan Day on Saturday, December 11 have been selected

The Expo's programming includes National Days to honor each participating nation. On Japan Day, a series of events to celebrate Japan will take place across the venue. On the stage, a new production of Android Opera® by musician Shibuya Keiichiro will be performed by a local UAE orchestra in collaboration with an android and performers of Koyasan's traditional shomyo Buddhist chant. In the stage program's second half, a celebratory dance produced by Shochiku will be performed by classical Japanese dancer Hanayagi Juraku and others. "Japan's traditional beauty" will add even more excitement to Japan Day.

The Japan Pavilion's official social media accounts open and a PR movie has been released

With just a month to go, the Expo 2020 Dubai Japan Pavilion will open its official Twitter account and YouTube channel. Starting by introducing the journey leading up to the pavilion's opening, the accounts will post updates from the site during the event. A PR movie featuring symbolic elements for the Japan Pavilion has also been released. Please do check it out.

Reference: Outline of the Japan Pavilion

Theme of the Japan Pavilion:

Where ideas meet

Lead-organizing ministry:


Co-organizing ministries:

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Participating organization:

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Area of the site:

Approximately 5,161.8 square meters


From October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022

Expo 2020 Dubai Japan Pavilion leaflet

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