It has become clear that the burden of national expenses will be more than 800 billion yen in addition to the construction cost of the venue for the Osaka-Kansai Expo, and the ruling and opposition parties have been calling for clarification of the entire cost, and the government intends to quickly explain it in an easy-to-understand manner to gain the understanding of the public.
With regard to the Osaka-Kansai Expo, which will be held next year, the minister in charge of the expo, Jimi, revealed on the 27th that the burden of national expenses, such as the construction cost of the pavilion exhibited by the government, will be more than 2350 billion yen, in addition to the construction cost of the venue, which will be increased to a maximum of 800 billion yen due to rising prices.
In response to this, LDP Secretary-General Seko said, "This is an exposition that Japan cannot fail, and it is important to show the whole picture rather than giving numbers in a scissor style."
In addition, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP) Secretary-General Okada said, "The government has a responsibility to explain the overall picture and the cost of each item in an easy-to-understand manner, including why the additional amount of money was allocated."
For this reason, the government intends to gain the understanding of the public by promptly explaining the overall picture of the Expo, including expenses, in an easy-to-understand manner, and by continuing to make efforts to keep costs as low as possible.
However, there are concerns about delays in preparations for the start of construction of overseas pavilions, and it is likely that the issue will be whether the preparations will proceed smoothly.