World exhibitions in Japan

World's fairs have played a crucial role in showcasing innovation, culture and progress on a global scale. Japan has hosted several of these prestigious events. Here's an overview of the world's fairs held in Japan, each of which marked a milestone in the country's technological and cultural evolution.

The first world's fair to be held in Asia, Expo 1970 in Osaka marked a turning point in Japan's history. As a symbol of the country's economic and cultural renewal, the Expo attracted over 64 million visitors. Revolutionary architecture, such as Kenzō Tange's solar tower pavilion and the American pavilion with the Apollo 11 lunar capsule, left a lasting impression.

  • International impact: Established Japan as an emerging global economic force.
  • Record attendance: Over 64 million visitors.
  • Outstanding architecture: Architectural and technological innovations.
La Tour du Soleil, le symbole de l'exposition universelle d'Osaka de 1970

The Sun Tower, symbol of the 1970 Osaka World Expo


 Pavilion of the 1970 World's Fair at the Memorial Park

1970 World's Fair pavilion in Memorial Park


Photo of the 1970 World's Fair

1970 World's Fair photo

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Tsukuba's 1985 exhibition highlighted scientific and technological advances in the home. It played a crucial role in the development of Tsukuba Science City, which has become a center for scientific research and development. Information technology, robotics and energy solutions were highlighted.

  • Technology focus: Innovations in domestic life.
  • Development of Tsukuba: Emergence as a science center.
  • Featured technologies: Advances in robotics and energy solutions.
Le pavillon IBM de l'Expo

The IBM pavilion at Expo


The 2005 exhibition in Nagoya focused on environmental conservation and sustainable practices. It introduced green technologies such as fuel cells and renewable energies, and featured popular attractions such as Studio Ghibli's "Totoro" pavilion.

  • Environmental commitment: Promoting sustainable practices.
  • Green technologies: Introduction of ecological solutions.
  • Attractions: "Totoro" pavilion and zero-energy houses.
Pavillons d'entreprises à l'expo universelle

Corporate pavilions at the World Expo


Pavillons des pays asiatiques (zone 6) de l'expo universelle

Asian pavilions (zone 6) at the world expo


Morizo et Kikkoro, les deux mascottes de l'expo universelle

Morizo and Kikkoro, the two World Expo mascots


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