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Japan's Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai to be seen remotely via digital tech – Gulf Today

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The Japanese Pavilion symbolises the exotica of Japan.
The Pavilion of Japan at the Expo 2020 Dubai is set to use digital technology to give people from around the world a virtual tour of the exhibit.
The pavilion will convey the attractiveness of Japan to visitors from all over the world by allowing them to experience the country’s history and technology, Kyodo News of Japan quoted the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as saying, as Japan hopes to boost excitement for the 2025 World Expo in Osaka.
In addition to opening two special websites to serve as a “Virtual Japan Pavilion,” the country will allow people to use remotely controlled avatar robots to participate in some events at the pavilion, according to WAM.

Those events will be held for a limited number of participants for a limited period of time.
Under the theme of “Where Ideas Meet,” the Japan Pavilion will use the latest visual and spatial presentations, including moving images and ultrafine mist, to let visitors experience how diverse encounters spark new ideas and lead the world to a better tomorrow, according to the ministry.
expo2020-passport The yellow, customisable passport will help visitors ‘travel’ around the world in one place.
The exhibitions will highlight Japan’s landscape and the challenges the world faces now. Miniature models representing the country and an area introducing the 2025 Expo in the Kansai region will also be set up.
Conveyor belt sushi chain Sushiro will open a restaurant at the Dubai Expo, to be held in the United Arab Emirates city through the end of March next year, and serve halal dishes prepared according to Islamic law, the ministry said.
“We want to make this event a great success by conveying the charms of Japan as much as possible, and increase momentum toward the Osaka Expo,” Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said at an event held on 1st September.
The Dubai Expo will open on 1st October and run through 31st March. Its theme is “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future” through sustainability, mobility and opportunity.
The exceptional “World Government Summit- Expo 2020” will be the biggest gathering yet since its inception with expected attendance of over 10,000 high-profile officials, 30 international organisations and 600 experts and scholars.
Expo 2020 Dubai and its legacy are expected to contribute Dhs122.6 billion of gross value added (GVA), to the UAE’s economy from 2013 to 2031, according to the EY report, ‘The economic impact of Expo 2020 Dubai.’
Akira Yamada, a self-taught Japanese artist, has been given a unique task to create a series of paintings based on his own technique ‘crystal tablet’ which will then be displayed at Expo 2020. Yamada said this was an honour for him and an opportunity to spread the energy of happiness all around the world.

In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to support the hosting of Expo 2020, the Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination, ZHO, has supported the promotion of this international event through two initiatives.
Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi ordered a waterline project to be initiated from Khorfakkan to Shees.

A visiting Israeli aerospace veteran believes more discoveries in the great outer space, beneficial to mankind and which would also generate employment, is attainable if governments join forces together.

The Traffic and Patrols Department at Ras Al Khaimah Police’s General Directorate of Central Operations has announced a ban on heavy-duty trucks on the emirate’s internal roads and highways in two morning and evening periods, effective from Sunday.

Congress state President Nana Patole said that the new evidence like demands of Rs250m bribe to release Aryan Khan, has raised “big questions on the role of NCB” and sought a high-level enquiry into the matter.

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