Summary of the bid dossier and the full text was released.

○The full text of the bid dossier to attract the 2025 World Expo in Osaka/Kansai submitted to BIE on the 25th of September (Mon) can be seen on the HP of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

◆Bid Dossier is
・An official candidacy application document submitted to BIE office by the prospective hosting nations.
・BIE office prepares an evaluation report after enquiry commission visits sites that have announced its candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo.

◆Main Purpose
・It is a document to have technical investigation by BIE about the possibility of actually hosting the World Expo and it is a basic document for the mission doing the investigation.
※It will also be sent the the government of each BIE member country.

◆Main schedule from hereafter
28 September 2017 Deadline for submission of bid dossier
15 November BIE general assembly (second presentation)
Jan - March (approx.) 2018 BIE investigative mission arriving in Japan to investigate (approximately 1 week)
※Visiting all countries which have announced candidacy. Order of visit is undecided.
June BIE general assembly (third presentation)
November BIE general assembly (after final presentation, hosting country will be decided by vote)

(Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry News Release)
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/policy/external_economy/expo/osaka_2025.html