Paris, Nov. 15 (Jiji Press) — Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui sought support for the western Japan prefecture’s bid to host the 2025 World Exposition at a general meeting of the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris on Wednesday.
In a speech, Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura said that Yumeshima, an artificial island in the western Japan city proposed as the venue, is an ideal place for a world exposition because it guarantees safety and can accommodate the needs of all participating countries.
The Japanese government will take fiscal measures needed to build excellent facilities for the event, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a video message.
“See you in Osaka in 2025,” the prime minister also said.
Matsui later told reporters that Japan’s presentation highlighted the country’s ability to host the event.