Osaka Wins Bid for 2025 World Expo | JAPAN Forward

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Provided by: 2025 Japan World Expo Committee

The 2025 World Expo has been awarded to Osaka and plans are in high gear for the big event. It will be Osaka’s second time to host the fair, and the city is envisioning an epochal event that offers practical solutions to global problems.

In its 170-year history, the World Expo has experienced ups and downs, brought on by global trends and changing interests. Recent years have seen its weakening influence and a slump in visitor numbers.

Osaka aims to reverse that trend by bringing into focus 21st century life sciences that can be applied to the issues of global health and longevity, such as induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS) technology, which is a strong industry in the Kansai region.

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