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82% of 2025 World Expo entities see low public interest as challenge

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Around 80 percent of Japanese companies and entities involved in the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka indicated concerns over a lack of public enthusiasm for the event

Just similar with Olympic, except Olympics JGovt doesn't care about the people for World Exposition those companies need to pay for their booth. With current inflation why spend extra more for booth and staff in World Expo?

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The Japanese public is tired of these money sucking projects. They don’t have the extra cash to visit the expo anyway.

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Around 80 percent of Japanese companies and entities involved in the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka indicated concerns over a lack of public enthusiasm for the event, with about a year to go until its opening, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday.

And you know what the solution for that is!

Having more crony contracts for Dentsu et al to drum up public interest, more deals with corrupt "talent" agencies for promotion and more money for promotional pieces in the media.

It is truly sad since if you look at the news there are groundbreaking innovations happening on an almost daily basis, we are on the cusp of a Singularity. The World Expo used to be about introducing such innovation.

If you build it, they will come.

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Add a couple of Taylor Swift concerts, an Expo-only AR Pokémon game and a few other pulls. And then give everyone in Japan a few days off work and school, staggered by prefecture, whilst it is on.

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I lost my interest in this event when I saw that logo. They definitely want me making money off merchandise with that logo.

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I lost my interest in this event when I saw that logo.

Never mind the logo, the mascot is clear evidence quality has never been a priority for the organizers. Maybe it is time for the expo entities to cut their loses and for the whole thing to be cancelled.

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the solution is simple.

pay people to go there with taxpayer more money and it will be heralded as a success.

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Add a couple of Taylor Swift concerts, an Expo-only AR Pokémon game and a few other pulls. And then give everyone in Japan a few days off work and school, staggered by prefecture, whilst it is on.

This is the correct approach. Disneyland is full and is nearly 10000 yen a day. You then have to stand in queues for the rides you've paid for and watch people who pay an extra 2000 yen each per ride skip the line. This all works as a business because of the "pull". The same goes for USJ, Fuji-Q etc. Big ski resorts are now 7000 yen a day.

The price is not the problem, the problem is the likely lack of killer content.

Stuff like Pokemon, exclusive tie ups with Ghibli, anime music like Yoasobi if they can't get Taylor Swift, half price for cosplayer days, might work. Chuck 5-10 million USD at Team Labo and see what they can come up with.

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I lost my interest in this event when I saw that logo. They definitely want me making money off merchandise with that logo.

I lost my interest in this event when I saw the commemorative blood stained number plates.

https://www.jiji.com/news/handmade/topic/d4_zzz/kob311-jpp043339433.jpg

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Waste of public funds and overhyped by overpaid "committee" members...

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Cost continues to balloon to over ten times but related people never take its responsibility, gas generated by soil contamination was exploded last month, and preparation for Expo that spend many supplies or money or workers or constructing equipments have even hindered reconstruction of Noto peninsula where even water outage isn't yet solved despite 3 months passed from quake hit.

Expo 2025 at Osaka that far right parties cling to hold it is just nuisance and burden.

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When the Expo is over, they plan to have an integrated resort for gambling next to it, utilising much of what was built for the Expo. Concrete has already been laid, with Autumn 2030 the planned completion date. That's why is has to go ahead and be completed.

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My taxes have helped pay for it and if I were to go then the admission fee and various other charges would be secondary charges-paying twice!

For over a year the cost of living has been increasing and my business costs have increased also.

The Osaka Expo is going to be a non event for me…

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World expo is a totally anachronistic event that has lost all reason of existence. It is a pork barrel event for the benefit of politicians and befriended companies in the homeland and nice free holidays for many foreign delegations of politicians.

the taxpayer who pays the bills stil is asked to pay heavy entree fees while the politicians are invited vips, wining and dining for free.

now they are crying for Dentsu’s but if the current PR and advertising companies had gotten the same budgets as Dentsu’s in the past, they would have done a better job. But fact is, nobody is interested in this already failed event. School kids will be dragged in to raise visitor numbers which will be overstated anyway

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Expos? The world still does that? I wasn't even alive when expos were still a thing.

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Hard pass

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I wasn't even alive when expos were still a thing.

That's quite unsurprising, noone alive today was. Remember, the Eiffel Tower was built for an "Expo".

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I wasn't even alive when expos were still a thing.

They happen every five years or so:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Expo

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High public disgust?

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