[Q&A with Partner Companies #1] What do you want to have achieved by Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan?

[Q&A with Partner Companies #1] What do you want to have achieved by Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan?

A large number of companies are taking part in the signature pavilion, Future of Life, each of which endorses the themes of the pavilion and the approaches of Producer ISHIGURO Hiroshi. In this series of articles, we intend to showcase what ideas, visions, and initiatives these companies have come up with in response to the themes of the pavilion and of the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan as a whole. For this third article, we asked partner companies the following question: What do you want to have achieved by Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan?

HASEKO Corporation


The Expo explores how far society will evolve over the next 50 years. We intend to incorporate this vision of future society into our model houses—so that it can be experienced by visitors to the Expo as a genuine possibility rather than just a pipedream—and showcase what new houses might look like in the future. We will draw on the strength of the entire HASEKO Group to build the “Future of Life” pavilion, to ensure it embodies the ideas of Prof. Ishiguro and the other partner companies.



By 2025, we wish to have transformed into a company at which every employee faces up to social issues, and works to solve them independently. Our challenge is to ensure our employees ponder the future on a daily basis. We want the world to know that KOKUYO thinks about and seeks to shape the future from the perspective not only of “learning,” but also from our other business domains of “working,” and “living.”

Shionogi & Co., Ltd.


At SHIONOGI, we are working together with diverse co-creation partners to provide essential healthcare solutions that transcend existing norms and barriers. By participating in the “Future of Life” pavilion, we wish to explore how scientific technologies can enable the “Amplification of Lives”—which includes the functions and capabilities of humans and other living creatures.

Sysmex Corporation


We wish to play an active role in shaping the pavilion by proposing new ideas, we intend to ensure that our learnings will lead to the creation of new corporate value. Sysmex is a global company, and by sharing our Expo initiatives with our Group subsidiaries both in Japan and overseas, we wish to stimulate interest around the world in the “Future of Life” pavilion itself and in the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan as a whole.

Japan Federation of Kaigo Business Providers Consortium Expo 2025


In Japan, the standards of the elderly care industry are regulated by the Long-term Care Insurance System, and elderly care facilities cannot change unless the laws that govern them change. For this reason, if we wish to improve productivity and service quality, we must reform the existing framework. As Japan’s largest nursing care industry organization, at Japan Federation of Kaigo Business Providers, we wish to propose a future vision for elderly care that accelerates the impetus for reforming this framework.



We see our participation in the “Future of Life” pavilion as an opportunity to nurture younger associates, and for this reason, younger associates make up the core of our project team. These young team members think independently about how DENSO’s technologies can contribute to the future, and engage in stimulating discussions with Prof. Ishiguro and our fellow partner companies, which operate in different industries than ours. We hope that taking part in the pavilion will motivate our younger associates and enable them to grow.

Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, Inc.


We believe the Expo will increase opportunities for our customers to go out and have fun. We anticipate increased use of public transport—including trains, buses, and taxis—as well as of hotels, commercial facilities, vacations, and international shipping. We are therefore working to improve the quality of all our services, and also considering measures to further increase their appeal.

Fujikin Incorporated


We understand that the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan will lead to the increased use of next-generation energy, as indicated by the operation of hydrogen fuel cell boats. As we strive to build a decarbonized society, advanced technologies that do not emit carbon dioxide will be created. At Fujikin, we develop and manufacture hydrogen station valves and fittings for hydrogen refueling station and, through the products we provide, we intend to contribute both to the progress of humankind and to the realization of a sustainable society.



We have established an Expo project team named “HAKARU MIRAI* ,” comprising 27 members assembled via an in-house recruitment process. The team is tasked with sharing technologies, expertise, and creative ideas with Prof. Ishiguro and the other partner companies, and engaging in co-creation with them. By drawing on our experience to propose ideas both for the future of “measurement and analysis ” and for the “Amplification of Lives,” we intend to communicate HORIBA’s vision for the future to people around the world. And of course, we will do everything we can to raise awareness of and build momentum for the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan!
* ”MIRAI” means “Future” to be realized at the Expo, and “HAKARU” means “measurement and analysis,” which is HORIBA’s field of expertise.

Iwase Cosfa Co., Ltd.


As a company that was founded in Osaka and that takes “Beauty & Health” to be its mission, we have established a project team to explore how we can contribute to ensuring that this Expo—the first to be held in Osaka for 55 years—is a success. By sharing information with internal and external parties, we aim to contribute to building momentum for the Expo so that as many people as possible can experience the “Future of Life.”



At Toyo Beauty, we intend to fully embrace the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan and contribute as best we can to its appeal and its success. In September last year, we established an “Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Project Team” to spearhead our efforts to communicate the excitement of the Expo to all our stakeholders—both inside and outside the company—and to ensure that we engage with the event in a manner befitting our company.



As society undergoes significant changes, and as technological innovations abound in various fields, how can we realize our mission of “creating spaces that help to realize a heart-warming society”? By participating as a supplier in the “Future of Life” pavilion, we hope to receive inspiration from Pro. Ishiguro and other Japanese leaders, and accelerate the transformation of our business.