From May 1 through Oct. 31, Italy will host the Expo Milano 2015, a global event bringing together 145 countries, three international organizations, 13 nongovernmental organizations, many corporations and citizens to address issues related to the global food challenges, nutrition, the culture of food and food waste. Japan will participate in the event with one of the biggest pavilions, with an exhibition area of 4,170 sq. meters. Expectations and curiosity about what Japan will present at the site are high.
The hosting city, Milan, in the northern part of Italy, is a primary industrial, commercial and financial center. It is the Italian capital of fashion and design, hosting world-renowned events such as Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair.