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Expo Osaka 2025: an opportunity to relaunch the strategic partnership between Italy and Japan


The Italian Pavilion for Expo 2025 was presented in Osaka on the 6th November. The Governor of Osaka Yoshimura, Mayor Yokoyama, Expo Secretary General Ichige, Cardinal Maeda and a qualified audience of representatives from the business, academic, scientific and cultural communities attended the presentation. During his opening speech, Consul General in Osaka Marco Prencipe underlined that Expo Osaka 2025 will represent a great opportunity to strengthen and increase the already excellent relations between Italy and Japan, within the strategic partnership wanted by President Meloni and Prime Minister Kishida. Prencipe added that this strategic partnership “will mainly focus on scientific-technological, economic-commercial and cultural collaborations, buildings on the excellences which Italy and Japan boasin these fields.”

General Commissioner Mario Vattani explained the idea behind our pavilion, which is based on Italian know-how.

Architect Mario Cucinella described the creative steps which have led to a pavilion with a strong impact, inspired by the Renaissance idea of the ideal city and relaunched in the future with an innovative spirit. Since the Italian Pavilion is one of the few ones that can already count on a partnership with a Japanese construction company, Japanese people’s expectations are very high. While talking to the Japanese press, Commissioner Vattani highlighted that a few days ago a call for sponsorships was launched and our pavilion is ready to collect sponsorships also from Japanese companies, thanks to the close cooperation and historical friendship between Italy and Japan.

Commissioner Vattani further explained that “The permanent exhibition of our pavilion will be divided into three parts. The first part will focus on aerospace, a field in which Italian-Japanese collaboration is already noteworthy; the second part will be focused on infrastructure and cities, mobility, urban planning; the third part will focus on people, taking the best examples of our technological development in the field of life sciences, domotics, robotics”