Osaka-Kansai Expo Bid Promoted at U.N. Headquarters in New York!

Japan World Expo Committee Vice Chairman and Mayor of Osaka Hirofumi Yoshimura promoted Osaka and Kansai's bid for Expo 2025 to figures from many different countries when he attended a reception at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). The forum is organized by the U.N. to further sustainable development. The reception, hosted by the government of Japan, was held at U.N. Headquarters in New York City on Monday, July 16.

The venue got a shot of excitement from an appearance by Pikachu. The lovable character from the world-famous Pokemon franchise of videos games and animated works is also a special supporter of the committee, serving as a special ambassador for the Expo 2025 bid campaign.

Mayor Yoshimura meanwhile had time for one-on-one discussions with U.N. ambassadors and other dignitaries to win their support for Osaka-Kansai's Expo bid.