With regard to the Osaka-Kansai Expo to be held in 2025, the minister in charge of the expo, Jimi, expressed his intention to accelerate the work so that the overall picture of expenses can be presented as soon as possible.

Regarding the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo, it has become clear that the burden of national expenses will be more than 2350 billion yen, in addition to the venue construction cost, which will be increased to a maximum of 800 billion yen, and the government will promptly explain the overall picture of the cost of the Expo.

Regarding this, at the Budget Committee of the House of Councillors on the 29th, the minister in charge of the Expo said, "We are coordinating whether it is possible to isolate the parts related to the Expo, such as the cost of building the venue and other expenses that directly contribute to the preparation of the Expo, as well as infrastructure that will benefit the entire region.

In addition, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura was asked about the handling of the wooden building "Odo" that will be installed as a symbol of the venue after the closure, and said, "There have been some reports of intention to relocate and use it, and the Exposition Association will coordinate how it can be relocated and how much it will cost in the future."

In addition, he said, "If it is a municipality, it is conceivable to give it away free of charge, but if it is a private company, it will be sold for a certain amount, and the profit from the sale will be returned to the national government, Osaka Prefecture, Osaka City, and the business community for one-third each."

Pavilion "Type A" "Builders are determined by about 30 countries"

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura revealed that about 30 countries have decided on a contractor for the "Type A" pavilions that the participating countries will build on their own.

Regarding the strong concern expressed by general contractors and other organizations about delays in the construction of overseas pavilions, Minister Nishimura said, "We have a similar sense of crisis, but we are responding one-on-one, including matching design and construction companies in each country with construction companies in Japan, and we recognize that by further supporting this movement, we will be able to meet the time for the eventHe said.