Tag - 2025-osaka-expo



Pasona plans to use cartilage conduction technology for headsets for staff and guide earphones for visitors in its exhibition at the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka.
JAPAN / Society
May 15, 2024
Pasona to promote cartilage conduction technology
The firm plans to use the technology for headsets for staff and for audio guides in its exhibition at the 2025 Osaka expo.
Masayoshi Matsumoto
Apr 14, 2024
Osaka Expo legacy could bolster Kansai's economy
Kansai accounts for about 5% of Japan’s GDP, but by utilizing the new technologies to be showcased at the expo, it could possibly increase the size to 20%.
Construction at Yumeshima island, the venue for the Osaka Expo
Apr 14, 2024
Worries remain one year to go before Osaka Expo
The Osaka Expo will be held for six months from April 13, 2025, on Yumeshima, an artificial island in Osaka Bay.
Dolls of Myaku-Myaku, the 2025 Expo's official mascot, at an official store for the event in Osaka on April 2
JAPAN / Society
Apr 12, 2024
Transport becomes most pressing issue one year out from Osaka Expo
As organizers look ahead to recruiting volunteers and planning events for the six-month expo, another concern has emerged: transportation logistics.
Travel agents from Thailand make matcha tea in the town of Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture, on Feb. 27, during a tourism promotion program organized by the Kansai Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Mar 20, 2024
Japan hoping wealthy Asians will visit rural areas near 2025 expo
While Japan sees the expo as a chance to attract foreign tourists, the event has yet to gain recognition.
Osaka Expo organizers came up with a new timeline for the construction of "Type A" pavilions following discussions with overseas participants and general contractors in charge of developing the venue.
Feb 16, 2024
Completion of 2025 Expo's participant-built pavilions delayed to October
The organizer plans to finish checking the completed buildings by January 2025 before the opening of the global event in April.
A statue of Myaku-Myaku, the official mascot of the 2025 Expo, in Osaka. Organizers expect the six-month expo to draw some 28 million people, including 3.5 million from abroad.
Feb 8, 2024
Osaka Expo budget expected to rise again by ¥200 million
The latest request would raise the total amount of money directly spent by the national government on all expo-related activities to ¥164.9 billion.
Silver coins worth ¥1,000 minted to commemorate the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka, at the Japan Mint in the city of Osaka in August 2023
Jan 29, 2024
Osaka Expo to go ahead as scheduled despite Noto quake, government says
Economic security minister Sanae Takaichi said she had urged Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to push back the event to prioritize reconstruction.
Keidanren Chair Masakazu Tokura (center) visits the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo site on Thursday.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 19, 2024
Debate grows over whether expo funding should go to Ishikawa recovery
It has been suggested it would be better to postpone, or even cancel, the troubled 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo.
The prefectural and municipal governments of Osaka hold a meeting in the city on Dec. 14 to discuss offering a ride-hailing service at the 2025 Osaka Expo.
Dec 27, 2023
Local governments in Japan eye independent ride-hailing services
Some local governments are exploring the introduction of their own systems tailored to fit local circumstances, separate from the central government.
Hanako Jimi, minister in charge of the expo, said that infrastructure development around the venue will cost some ¥9.7 trillion, including about ¥839 billion for extending Osaka Metro's Chuo subway line and constructing roads for shuttle bus operations.
Dec 19, 2023
Japan unveils Osaka Expo costs
The government will bear ¥164.7 billion in direct expenses based on the latest estimate for venue construction costs.
A sign in Osaka's Dotonbori district advertises the 2025 World Expo.
Dec 17, 2023
Japan eyes panel for Osaka Expo cost transparency
The government plans to set up a third-party panel as part of its plan to ensure transparency over the costs for the 2025 Osaka World Expo, it was learned Sunday.
An event is held in Osaka on Nov. 30 to mark 500 days until the opening of Expo 2025.
Dec 15, 2023
Why should any city want to host a world expo?
The projected budget for the 2025 Osaka Expo has nearly doubled and netizens and opposition politicians are calling for a cancellation.
Osaka's Yumeshima island in November
JAPAN / Society
Dec 5, 2023
Osaka Expo woes weigh on city's casino resort project
Given the logistical and timing issues facing the expo, there are concerns over whether the casino resort can be built on schedule.
An event at Nagoya Station on Thursday marks 500 days before the opening of the Osaka Expo.
Nov 30, 2023
2025 Expo ticket sales begin amid cost concerns
Some 30 countries have picked builders for the event but none has started construction.
Construction is underway at the venue for the 2025 Osaka Expo on Yumeshima, a man-made island, in the city of Osaka on Monday.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 29, 2023
Russia becomes latest country to pull out of Osaka Expo
The announcement is more bad news for the troubled event, which already faces pavilion construction delays, skyrocketing costs and little public support.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida answers questions during an Upper House budget committee meeting on Monday.
Nov 28, 2023
Japan discloses extra ¥84 billion needed for Osaka Expo
Ministers told a parliamentary meeting that the government would need to pay more, partly to build the Japan pavilion at the expo venue.
Construction is underway in Yumeshima, a man-made island in Osaka Bay, to be the venue for the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka.
Nov 14, 2023
Mexico and Estonia withdraw from 2025 Osaka Expo
Rising construction costs are weighing on overseas participants planning to build their own pavilions.
Construction at the site of the 2025 Expo, which is due to open in April 2025, on Yumeshima island, an area of reclaimed land in Osaka.
Nov 10, 2023
Mexico among the nations mulling withdrawal from 2025 Osaka Expo
The latest development comes as the building of pavilions by overseas participants has been slower than anticipated amid rising construction costs.
Land Minister Tetsuo Saito (center right) visits Yumeshima, the venue for the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo, on Nov. 3.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 9, 2023
Troubled 2025 Osaka Expo could see further cost increases
Amid numerous challenges, Osaka officials hope no further discussions on increasing the budget of the troubled event will be needed.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
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