Japan has become the latest country to unveil the design for its pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Themed as the ‘Crosspoint for the Future’, Japan’s pavilion will showcase a a façade with Arabesque and Japanese Asanoha patterns with notions reflecting the ancient trade network of the Silk Road.
The pavilion “signifies the great respect Japan has for other cultures”, a statement said.
The high-tech pavilion will also have a presentation of water, wind, shadow and light composed with “Japanese environmental aesthetics” to give visitors an experience of resolutions that can be achieved with “harmony between people, ideas and technology”, it added.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience Japanese traditions, culture, and art through a “sensory journey powered by the latest Japanese technologies”.
The pavilion will host an array of events throughout the six-month long expo event, including workshop experiences, Japanese culinary art and cuisine, and diverse presentations and showcases.
It will also encourage visitors to find possibilities of co-creation to face future global challenges, the statement said.
Nakamura, the commissioner general of the Japanese Section, Expo 2020 Dubai, said at the launch event: “By encouraging and inspiring the next generation to take initiative in the development of future solutions, the Japan pavilion will exist as a centripetal force to connect and communicate the vision of our potential in leading a future society based on the spirit, techniques, culture and elements unique to Japan.”
Finland, Oman, the UK and Germany are some of the other nations that have unveiled their pavilion designs in the recent months.
Expo 2020, the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, will run for six months from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021.
Around 180 countries are expected to participate in the event, which will be the first where all the participating countries have their own pavilion. The Expo will also see participation from companies, NGOs and educational institutions.
The expo is expected to attract 25 million visits, with 70 per cent of visitors projected to come from outside the UAE.
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