Message from the Board


Sadayuki Sakakibara

Chairman of KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)

The theme for the EXPO 2025 OSAKA is “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.”
At present, in Japan, the government and private sector are jointly promoting a national project called “Society 5.0.”
“Society 5.0” is designed to realize a future, where people's lives and society are optimized by making full use of innovative technologies such as IoT, AI, robots, and Big Data.
The future society we aim to realize is a society in which global problems, such as problems including medical and healthcare, food and agriculture, environment and climate change, energy and resources, safety and disaster prevention, human and gender equality, are solved. Such a society would be exactly the embodiment of a society, in which the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been achieved. We, Japan, wish to be a lead contributor in the efforts to transform our world into the society in which all SDGs are fully achieved. By being the front runner in finding solutions to SDGs, we aim to achieve our own development as well as that of the whole world.
We believe that the EXPO 2025 OSAKA is the perfect occasion to share this vision of a future society with our fellow people from all over the world.
EXPO 2025 OSAKA will not be a singular event, but the start of the movement. The Expo will be transformed into a People’s Living Lab, in which new ideas are freely exchanged and recognised from the moment Japan (Osaka, Kansai) is conferred the privilege of hosting, leading up to and beyond 2025.
In the bidding committee, the government, business community, Osaka prefecture, Osaka city, etc. will work together with full power for the bidding activities with the all-Japan system.
Everyone, let’s work together to realize the EXPO 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI in Japan.


Ichiro Matsui

Osaka prefectural governor

Half a century after the Expo 1970 Osaka welcomed 60 million visitors; Osaka is once again aiming to host the World Expo.
The Kansai region that includes Osaka has long been a hub of political, economic, and cultural activities, and even now is overflowing with diverse values and energy, driven by the people’s enterprising spirit and far-reaching outlook into the future, to continue to prosper.
In addition, the area is blessed with various elements that support a full and healthy life: numerous historical architectures and world heritage sites, a cutting-edge life sciences research community, a manufacturing industry with highly-advanced production technology, an assortment of gastronomy and sports-related experiences, and so on.
In 2025, Osaka and Kansai will be an experimental lab of creation for Designing Future Society for Our Lives. The new technology and services born here will be proposed and provided to countries around the world, thereby contributing to the establishment of a sustainable society on a global scale.
We look forward to welcoming all of you with our advanced and convenient transportation networks, world-class security, and spirit of hospitality.
Through the bidding activities to host the Expo, we hope that as many people as possible will gain understanding and support for the bidding.
Everyone, let's work together for bidding to host the Expo.


Masayoshi Matsumoto

Chairman of Kansai Economic Federation

In Japan, international sports events: the Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan Competition, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games, and the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai will be held for three consecutive years, but in order to sustain the economic growth after these events, the next move is necessary.
The International Expo aiming to bid in 2025 is expected to become an initiator of Japan's further development through further expansion of inbound and strengthening of economic exchanges with foreign countries.
In particular, the Kansai region having large cities such as Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe is the second largest economic zone in Japan with a population of 20 million people, and industries in the fields of life science, environment and energy conservation, disaster prevention, etc. related to the theme of Expo: "Designing Future Society for Our Lives" get together. Through the Expo, we believe that business in Japan and other countries will become active in these fields to be able to contribute to the sustainable development of the world.
As the Kansai business community, we will take this World Expo as a major opportunity for Japan's leap, and actively promote the efforts for bidding with the government and local governments under the bidding committee.
We are looking forward to the tremendous support by all of you to realize the EXPO 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI.