MANILA – The Philippines “will show the best of the Filipino people” in the upcoming Osaka Kansai Japan Expo 2025.
This was stated by Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco on Feb. 18 as she confirmed President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s approval of the country’s participation in the 184-day exposition, which will take place in Yumeshima, Osaka from April 13 to Oct. 13, 2025.
Frasco conveyed the government’s seriousness to foster its relations with Japan. She also cited the official visit of Marcos Jr. to Tokyo where a series of important meetings transpired, including with key Japanese tourism stakeholders.
“Prior to the pandemic, we received over 682,000 Japanese nationals into the Philippines. On the other hand, over 600,000 Filipinos went to experience the beauty of Japan. Therefore, both our countries share mutual opportunities to drive this momentum forward so both our tourism industries in Japan and the Philippines would mutually prosper,” she said on the opening day of the Japan Fiesta 2023 at Glorietta Activity Center and Palm Drive Center in Makati City.
The Osaka Kansai Japan Expo 2025 is expected to attract approximately 28.2 million visitors from across the world. - Florenda Corpuz
(Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism)