What is the official name of the event?

The official name is the “The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, JAPAN.”

“EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN” is the abbreviated name for the event.

From when until when does the Exhibition run?

25th March 2005 to 25th September 2005 (185 days)

What are the hours of operation?

Nagakute Area

PeriodHours of Operation
25th March to 25th April9:30 - 21:30
26th April to 25th September9:00 - 22:00

Seto Area

PeriodHours of Operation
25th March to 25th April9:30 - 17:30
26th April to 19th July
1st September to 25th September
9:00 - 18:00
20th July to 31st August9:00 - 19:00

Note: The pavilion opening times are the same as those for the respective area operation times. Pavilions at the Nagakute Area close one hour before the area closing time, and those at the Seto Area close 30 minutes before the area closing time.

Please tell me about the official mascot characters.

The larger of the two is called Morizo, and the smaller character is called Kiccoro.

Note: Please refer to the “Introduction to Official Characters” page for further details.

Who designed the Exhibition symbol?

The Exhibition symbol was designed by the art director, Mr. Takuya Onuki.
Mr. Onuki was born in Tokyo in 1958 and established “Onuki Design” in 1993 through an advertising agency. He was awarded the Grand Prix at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival for his work “Are you hungry?” campaign for Nissin Cup Noodles.

What is the meaning of the Exhibition symbol?

The meaning of EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN is conveyed by the symbol mark. The symbol mark is a call for attention, care, thought, and consideration. This Exhibition is an event with a purpose, and that purpose is embodied in this mark. In addition to its symbolic meaning, the mark also speaks to people, saying things like, “How do we create a new Earth?” “Look carefully!” and “There’s a problem!” The mark is used in combination with the abbreviated name logo of the Exhibition.

Who designed the logo mark?

The logo mark was designed by AIDMA. AIDMA was established in 1968, and was previously involved in the 1993 Tokyo Summit, the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima, and at the UN Environmental Development Conference (Earth Summit).

What is the meaning of the logo mark?

The logo signifies the purpose of this “World Exposition,” which is to learn about the environment.