Expo 2025

Osaka Expo nightmare-fuel mascot needs name, organisers ask for suggestions and Twitter delivers

The mascot, described as aggressively disgusting, is currently without a name to call it by.

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Osaka makes decision on terrifying mascot for upcoming world’s fair

Definitely not a conventionally kawaii character.

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Which of these three terrifying characters do you want as the mascot of Osaka’s World Expo?

A lot of eyes, very few “Ayes!” in public opinion poll.

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Osaka Metro unveils new “spaceship” design trains

A new hope for the subway of Osaka.

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Thousands oppose Osaka Metro’s plan to change major stations in giant boats and fabric swatches

Is Osaka Metro destroying the sophistication of the city, or is it just the victim of a bunch of wet blankets?

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Osaka World Expo “Fist” statue stirs controversy for being “incredibly gaudy”

Some angered over Osaka’s three-finger-ring-fever in its bid for the World Expo 2025.

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Pikachu, Shinzo Abe, and other Pokémon go to bat for Osaka to host 2025 World Expo

Nintendo’s popular pocket monsters take us on a whirlwind tour of what Osaka is capable of.

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