Details unveiled for 8 key pavilions at ’25 Osaka expo

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Producers of pavilions for the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka attend a promotional event in Tokyo on Monday.

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka City unveiled details of eight signature pavilions representing the exposition’s theme “Designing Future Society for Our Lives” at an event in Tokyo on Monday.

The eight pavilions will have unique structures like a jellyfish, a reproduced village with Japanese traditional thatched-roof houses and a maze.

The pavilions will be produced by eight prominent figures including biologist Shinichi Fukuoka, film director Naomi Kawase and writer Kundo Koyama.

The association also announced planned events and exhibitions, including those designed to allow visitors to feel what it will be like to shop at a supermarket in the future and gain new insights about food and life, and letting them feel like they are a part of a mighty creature.

“We’d like people to await the exposition in three years with high excitement,” said Kenji Wakamiya, minister for the Osaka expo, who attended Monday’s event.

The Osaka expo will be held between April 13 and Oct. 13, 2025. It will also have pavilions run by foreign countries, Japanese local municipalities and companies.