Princess Takamado visits

A cooler Global Loop

Dry misting begins on the Global Loop for the summer months

Evening discount admission tickets go on sale in Nagoya

A test run in early June


Number of visitors tops 10 million

The 102nd day of the Expo. 10 people selected by drawing receive certificates and commemorative goods; a company worker from Nagoya receives a special 2-carat diamond from the Republic of Sakha, Russian Federation.

An event commemorating the 10 millionth visitor to Expo 2005


Bio-Lung is decorated for Japanese Tanabata festival

50,000 tanzaku are lit up


Princess Takamado visits

Global Peace Forum held

An appeal is made from Aichi for efforts to tackle urgent issues.

“Let's all work together to solve such urgent issues as discrimination, poverty, environmental protection, and global peace and protect the Earth!”


The Republic of Chad opens a booth, bringing the number of participating countries to 121.


The Emperor and Empress visit (through July 13)

The Emperor and Empress stay for three days beginning July 11 and inspect the Expo. On July 11, they visit the Swiss Pavilion, the German Pavilion, and the Egyptian Pavilion.


Veteran woman performers of takarazuka (song and dance) take the stage!

“Amour Takarazuka” is performed (through July 14)


Playing in the snow in the summer

A present from Hida City to the Expo for Nisshin City Day


Over 210,000 visitors in a single day!

Long lines outside of the popular Hitachi Pavilion as soon as the Expo opens 215,976 visitors by the end of the day


Environmental Impact Assessment Report for the 2005 World Exposition (forecast and evaluation) and Impact Assessment Report (monitoring survey) (fiscal 2004) released


Visit by Crown Prince and Crown Princess

Inspection of Earth Tower Nagoya City, Pavilion of the United Kingdom, and the Global House

Seto Area opening hours 9:00 - 19:00 (through August 31)

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess entering the Pavilion of the United Kingdom


Performance by Yo-Yo Ma

World-famous cellist leads Silk Road Ensemble in performance (Expo Dome)

Visit by Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko


Visit by Princess Takamado (through July 24)

Theme Forum of the Expo 2005 International Forums for July: “Environmental Education for Realizing a Sustainable Society”


Visit by Prince and Princess Akishino and their daughters, Princess Mako and Princess Kako

The family of Prince Akishino listening to an explanation inside Aichi Pavilion Seto


Visit by Prince and Princess Hitachi (through July 28)

Typhoon No. 7 approaches with no trouble at the venue

Fewer people at popular pavilions; a rainbow in the evening

Typhoon No. 7


“Water-sprinkling (Uchimizu)” Campaign at Expo 2005

Expo Plaza and Seto Area

The Water Sprinkling Event in Expo Plaza


Expo All-Star Parade begins, lighting up the summer night

Massive crowds of people come to watch; the spectacle is later divided into shows and parades.

An i-unit (left) and a mascot at the North Gate


Princess Takamado visits

Sports Summit for the Environment in Expo 2005 (Expo Plaza and Seto Area)

Olympic medalists and the world's top athletes take part.

Kenji Ogiwara (left) and Tsuguharu Ogiwara (right) are interviewed.

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