Domestic Commitment

Let's Bring the 2025 InternationalWorld Exposition to Osaka in Kansai, Japan!

Let's Bring the 2025 World Exposition to Osaka in Kansai, Japan!

All-Japan Commit for the 2025 World Exposition in Japan

Japan, a candidate hosting country for the 2025 World Exposition, all involved parties including the bidding committee, local governments, the economic sector, and the national government have come together in a concerted “all-Japan” effort to conduct activities with the aim of bringing the Expo to Japan. Including citizens and citizen groups, over 1.28 million people support the bid, in addition to over 6,000 corporations ranging from local Kansai-based companies to global conglomerates.

Over 1.28 Million Citizens Signed for Support!

Over 1.28 Million Citizens Signed for Support!

Growing Number of Citizen Supporters
Growing Number of Citizen Supporters
Citizens in a line for signature of supports at Kobe Festival. Citizens line up to add their signatures of support at the Kobe Festival

More than 6,000 companies and organizations committed supporters

More than 6,000 companies and organizations committed supporters

R&D investment shares of supporting companies
The supporting companies covered 51.5% of Japan’s private R&D investments of 100,771M€ in 2015. The supporting companies’ R&D investments comprised 51.5% of Japan’s total of €100,771M for the private sector in 2015.
Sadayuki Sakakibara
Sadayuki Sakakibara
Honorary Chair, KEIDANREN
(Japan Business Federation)
Chairman of the 2025 Japan World Expo Committee
We, Japan, wish to be a lead contributor in the efforts to transform our world into a society in which all SDGs are fully achieved.

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Masayoshi Matsumoto
Masayoshi Matsumoto
Chairman of Kansai Economic Federation
President of the 2025 Japan World Expo Committee
The World Expo in 2025 that we are aiming to bid for is expected to become an initiator of Japan's further development through increased expansion of inbound visitor flow and strengthening of economic exchanges with other countries.

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All 47 prefectural assemblies made resolutions to support the 2025 Expo in Japan.

All 47 prefectural assemblies made resolutions to support the 2025 Expo in Japan.

Ichiro Matsui
Ichiro Matsui
Osaka prefectural governor, President of the 2025 Japan World Expo Committee
The Kansai region that includes Osaka has long been a hub of political, economic, and cultural activities, and is even now overflowing with diverse values and energy, driven by the people’s enterprising spirit and far-reaching outlook into the future, to continue to prosper.

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Spread of the resolution to 253 assemblies and administrative organizations including 47 of 47 prefectures

Spread of the resolution in 47 of 47 prefectures

Street campaign run by members
of the Bipartisan Parliamentary League
to Support Expo 2025

Strong Commitment for the EXPO BID as a National Project

Strong Commitment for the EXPO BID as a National Project

The Government of Japan, local governments, the business community and
over 200 multi-partisan Diet members are committed to support the bid.

Diet Members

Diet Members

Multi-Partisan Diet Members Alliance for Realizing the World Expo 2025 in Osaka
Over 200
Diet Members

Local Governments

Local Governments

Ichiro Matsui
Osaka prefectural governor

Hirofumi Yoshimura
Mayor of Osaka

Toshizo Ido
President of the Union of Kansai Governments

Business Community

Business Community

Hisashi Ietsugu
Chairman, Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Yoshio Tateishi
Chairman, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Hiroshi Ozaki
Chairman, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sadayuki Sakakibara
Honorary Chair, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)

Masayoshi Matsumoto
Chairman, Kansai Economic Federation,

Hiroyuki Ikeda
Co-Chairperson, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives

Akihiro Kuroda
Co-Chairperson, Kansai Association of Corporate Executives

Japanese Government

Japanese Government

Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister of Japan

The Government of Japan organized an Inter-Ministerial Meeting to supervise the bid for Expo 2025, and we are pleased to report that all branches of the Government are working together to this end. Source: Bid Dossier, Government of Japan