International Forum for Promoting Understanding and Inviting Participating Countries to the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai to be Held

March 7, 2022

An international forum will be held online in order to promote the dissemination and understanding of “Designing Future Society for Our Lives,” which is the theme of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, and to promote participation in the Expo. We look forward to seeing many participants.

1. Outline of the event


METI, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


Web Forum Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (March 2022)
– Designing Future Society for Our Lives –

Date and time:

From March 7 (Mon.), 2022, 14:00, to March 31 (Fri.), 2023


  1. Keynote Speech (The philosophy of Expo Osaka, Kansai, the society we aim for in 2025 and beyond)
  2. Interview (The appeal of Osaka, Kansai, and its characteristics as a place of business, as told by businesspeople working in Osaka, Kansai)



How to watch:

No registration required. Please watch from the website: Expo2025 web forum URL

2. Content

Note: Keynote speeches and interviews are in video format.

Note: All positions of the speakers are as of the date of publication.

Opening remarks:

Wakamiya Kenji, Minister for the World Expo
Tokura Masakazu, Chairman, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition
Sasaki Nobuhiko, Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Keynote speech 1: Courageous collaboration: Building the future society together


Dr. Alaa Murabit

Keynote speech 2: Designing Future Society For Our Lives – What is the Happy Way of life?


Oussouby Sacko

Interview: Osaka, Kansai as a place for business


Simone Thomsen (Eli Lilly Japan K.K.)
Phillip Vincent (Plug and Play Japan)
Kiran S. Sethi (Jupiter International Corporation)
Bjorn Heiberg (Tower Knives)
Tyas Sosen (The Tea Crane)

Division in Charge

International Exhibitions Promotion Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group