What is the 2025 Japan World Expo Committee?

Various organizations such as governments, including Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City, the business community (enterprises) and individuals participate as members.

The Committee aims to promote Osaka/Kansai's bid for the World Expo 2025, not only as the local community of Osaka/Kansai, but as the whole country.

What are the activities of the Committee?

The host country will be voted on by 170 BIE member countries (*1).

The World Expo Committee, along with the country’s diplomacy, conducts activities to promote Japan as the host country to BIE member countries.

The Committee will also implement activities to elevate our nation's expectations (excitement) for the World Expo.

*1: Will be voted on at the 164th General Assembly in November 2018

Member of the Executive Board, 2025 Japan World Expo Committee (as of May 31, 2018)

Sadayuki Sakakibara
Honorary Chair, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
Ichiro Matsui
Osaka Prefectural Governor
Masayoshi Matsumoto
Chairman, Kansai Economic Federation
Vice Chairman
Hirofumi Yoshimura
Mayor of Osaka
Toshizo Ido
President, Union of Kansai Governments
Hiroshi Ozaki
Chairman, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Akihiro Kuroda
Co-Chairperson, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives
Hiroyuki Ikeda
Co-Chairperson, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives
Yoshio Tateishi
Chairman, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hisashi Ietsugu
Chairman, Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Shosuke Mori
Executive Advisor, Kansai Economic Federation
Nobuyuki Koga
Chairman of the Board of Councillors, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
Shigeru Hayakawa
Vice Chair, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
Senior Adviser
Hiroaki Nakanishi
Chairman, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
Akio Mimura
Chairman, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Yoshimitsu Kobayashi
Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives

World Expo 2025 will be held in Osaka, Kansai, Japan!!We thank you most sincerely for your support and ask for your continued assistance for the success of World Expo 2025.