Osaka 2025 will be held on the man-made Yumeshima Island in Osaka
Bay, with construction of the expo site to begin in April 2023. The Expo
flag was handed over to Japan at the closing ceremony of Dubai 2020.
The 2025 Expo will run from April 13, 2025 till October 13. It is
expected to attract 28 million visitors, of which 3.8 million are from
overseas. Japan hopes to welcome 150 countries and 25 international
organisations. According to the latest Expo update this month, 106
countries and seven international organisations have officially
confirmed their participation.
Hiroyuki Ishige, secretary general of the Japan Association for Expo
2025 Osaka, Kansai shared in his official update that Japan aims to
showcase a vision of society in the future through the implementation of
mobility solutions, virtual reality, and advanced systems for
sustainable site management.
Themed “Designing a future society for our lives”, Osaka 2025 will
feature eight signature pavilions produced in collaboration with
well-known Japanese filmmakers, anime creators, writers, musicians and
These experts have been asked to envision structures that would
connect people to living in the future. One of the highlights at the
Expo includes a zone to showcase artificial intelligence, robotics and
biotechnology to spark ideas.
Organised by Bureau International des Expositions, the Expo committee
recently called on Japan residents and citizens to name the mascot for
Osaka 2025, which draws inspiration from Japan’s colourful Expo logo
showing interlinked red cells to symbolise life and creation.