Featuring architectural gems at its premises, Dubai Expo 2020 is all set to include yet another and one of the biggest pavilions which would belong to Japan.
Japan will have one of the biggest pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai and highlight best practices in sustainability, Dr Akima Umezawa, Consul-General of Japan in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has said.
“The keyword at the Japanese pavilion is ‘future’. Our traditional hospitality, using advanced technology and our environment – that will be our core,” said Dr. Umezawa during a visit to the a local news company in Dubai.
The ambitious pavilion aims to strengthen Japan’s voice in the global community; develop and promote its industry; increase inbound tourism; add to the legacy of the Expo and empower the next generation with greater opportunities to realise their full potential.
Umezawa also added that the pavilion will also be offering traditional delicacies with a separate Sushi bar section.
Dr. Akima Umezawa, Consul-General of Japan in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, said his country can take a leaf out of the UAE example to address the need for a young, working population.
“We are also looking at expanding immigration policies in Japan. The government has amended immigration laws … This is phase one of the expansion. We are studying the success stories of other countries like the UAE in this regard,” he said. “In the UAE, 90 percent of the residents are expats and the country is successful. We have to implement the UAE’s success story in Japan as well.”
Speaking about the UAE-Japan ties, Dr Umezawa said the two countries have always “enjoyed a very fruitful and pleasant relationship”.
“The UAE is one of the most important countries when it comes to energy supply. Oil is our lifeline and without the UAE’s support, our economy cannot survive,” said the diplomat.
Dr Umezawa said the relationship is “expanding and diversifying in the fields of culture, economy and education”.