Osaka to Host EXPO 2025 on Man-Made Island
Osaka, Japan has beaten 3 more other countries proposing as the next host for World EXPO 2025 sanction by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), set to take place from April 13 to October 13 2025 on Osaka’s man-made island Yumeshima, at a scorching length of 155-hectare that will be divided into three sections.
On April 24, 2017, Japan presented to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) to officially announce its bid as a candidate along with France, Azerbaijan and Russia with the theme ‘Designing Future Society for Our Lives’, Expo 2025 aims to encourage global cooperation in building society to build more diverse lifestyles in hope that everyone can live up to their potential.
The Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui and Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura were joined in Paris earlier this month by the Japanese industry minister Hiroshige Seko, senior business leaders and Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka. Seko announced that Japan would provide $218 million to 100 countries, or $2.2 million each, so they can travel to Osaka to attend the EXPO. This is the second time for Osaka to host the World Expo since EXPO 2005.
The winning logo for EXPO 2025 was reveal on 27th August designed by Tamotsu Shimada. The irregular ring of red circles symbolizes the rough outlines of Osaka’s city shape and a DNA structure that follows the concept of “the brilliance of life” Shimada’s work was selected out of 5,894 designs.