MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
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:
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.