Japan shows its Dubai expo pavilion to media

The Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has been unveiled to the media before the first world fair to be held in the Middle East kicks off on Friday.

The theme of the pavilion is "Where ideas meet."
The two-story building has a three-dimensional facade in which Japanese "asanoha," or hemp leaf motifs and Middle Eastern geometric patterns are combined.

The pavilion has five zones, focusing on different themes in a dream-like atmosphere.

They include images of Japan and a space filled with cool mist, introducing the country's traditional culture, anime and latest technologies.
The expo is scheduled to run for six months.

Nakamura Tomiyasu, Commissioner General of Japan Pavilion says he wants people to know that Japan developed its culture and technology by adopting ideas from both inside and outside the country. He added that he would like to propose this Japanese approach for development to the world.

The next world fair, Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, will be held in western Japan. Japan's pavilion in Dubai will promote it by showing a model of the exhibition site and screening a video introducing the fair.