EXPO 2025: Osaka, Kansai, Japan

World Expo to return to Osaka after 55 years in 2025!

April 13, 2025 - 
October 13, 2025
Yumeshima Island
Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition

The World Expo (sometimes referred to as the world's fair) will be held in Osaka, Kansai, Japan in 2025. It will be held from April 13 to October 13, 2025 at Yumeshima Island and is projected to welcome 28.2 million visitors. The theme of this exposition is "Designing Future Society for Our Lives" with subthemes of "Saving Lives," "Empowering Lives," and "Connecting Lives." This will be the second time Osaka hosts a World Expo, 55 years after previously hosting in 1970, and 20 years after the last Japanese World Expo hosted in Aichi in 2005.

The World Expo is an international exhibition held every five years where nations showcase their latest and best inventions and innovations across a wide range of industries, including but not limited to technology and architecture. Technologies famously introduced at previous world's fairs include the elevator, the telephone, electric cars, and more.

The official goals of EXPO 2025 are:

  1. To contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  2. Achievement of Japan's national strategy Society 5.0

The SDGs are 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations to improve life, society, and the planet. They include the eradication of poverty and hunger; as well as the achievement of affordable and clean energy, quality education for all, and gender equality. The target year established by the U.N. is 2030, five years after Expo 2025, so Expo 2025 hopes to act as catalyst for the realization of the SDGs. Meanwhile, "Society 5.0" is Japan's national strategy for developing a human-centered society that achieves economic progress and resolves social issues through the implementation of digital technologies, such as AI, robotics, big data, and more.

The cutting-edge that have emerged from previous World Expos have helped to redefine the lives of people across the globe. This time, the organizers of Expo 2025, Osaka, Kansai, Japan hope the exposition will bring together people around the world to create and share innovations that will not only improve their own lives but society as a whole.

For more information, visit the EXPO 2025 official website: https://www.expo2025.or.jp/en/