Japan has laid the foundation stone of its stand at the Expo 2020 Dubai, 421 days before the upcoming international event, which carries Arabic flavor for the first time in its 170-year history, at a time when Japan has confirmed that it will use a natural conditioning mechanism in its stand. Inspired by traditional Arabic and Japanese techniques.
The groundbreaking ceremony, which took place at Expo 2020 Dubai, was attended by Japan's Ambassador to the UAE, Ihiko Nakajima, Consul General of Japan in Dubai, Akima Umizawa, and Commissioner-General of the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Tomiyasu Nakamura, and Executive Director Expo 2020 Dubai », Najib Al Ali.
The Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is based on the concept of “sharing - harmony - work” and includes a high-tech experience based on themes: water, wind and light.
Visitors will be encouraged to energize the message and concept of the pavilion, while discovering the vibrant art, culture and technology of the far east of Japan. The design and construction of the Japan Pavilion also focuses on the “Middle East-Japan Relationship” and “Sustainability,” concepts that have been incorporated into the design and content of the Pavilion inspired by Middle Eastern and Japanese architecture, technology, and culture.
Tomiasso Nakamura, the Commissioner-General of the Japan Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai, said he was delighted to lay the foundation stone of his country's pavilion at the exhibition. He said that the design and construction of the Japan Pavilion focuses on "the relationship between the Middle East and Japan" and "sustainability" to serve as a bridge linking the Expo 2020 Dubai message to the Expo 2025 Osaka-Kansai to be hosted by Japan.
Nakamura explained that elements of Arabesque and Asanoha patterns will be integrated on the façade of the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, reflecting the long history of strong ties and cultural ties between Japan and the Middle East, at a time when the facade of the building will be three-dimensional. Inspired by the origins of the Japanese origami, which symbolizes respect for others through Japanese origami art.
He stressed that his country's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will use a natural conditioning mechanism inspired by traditional Arabic and Japanese technologies in the framework of promoting a culture of “sustainability”.
For his part, Najib Al Ali, Executive Director of the Expo 2020 Dubai office, said that the team of Japan at Expo 2020 Dubai celebrated today laying the foundation stone of its pavilion at the site of the event which will reflect the development and the various technologies derived from Japan's ancient culture. Japan enjoys strategic relations rooted in the depths of history.
He pointed out that the work at the site «Expo 2020 Dubai» has reached an advanced stage on schedule, in preparation for hosting the world after 421 days and provide an exceptional experience for more than 25 million expected visitors to this international event.
“With more than 65 daily events over six months at Expo 2020 Dubai, visitors will experience the latest technologies of the future and witness multicultural celebrations, food festivals and stunning architecture,” he added.