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Expo 2005, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Expo 2005 photos
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Gas Pavilion and Mountain of Dreams Pavilion
Crowds along the Expo Loop
Citizens' Pavilion
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Held in the eastern hills of Nagoya, Japan in the suburbs of Nagakute and Seto, Expo 2005's site was created such that most of the land would be returned to its original parkland afterwards. Most of the wooded site was undisturbed and visitors traveled by gondola or bus between two separate sites.

The Global Loop, an elevated structure on the Nagakute site, provided a pedestrian walkway between different zones which represented various geographic regions on the planet.

Japan had previously hosted Osaka's Expo '70, Okinawa's Expo '75, and Tsukuba's Expo '85.

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Video
 
 
Trailer for the film "Repercussions" which focused on Expo 2005
 
A quick visual tour of the site
 
A ride through the site on the Toyota IMTS Transport
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Expo 2005 Linimo Video
 
 
Expo 2005 held a contest to design the exterior of the Expo 2005 Linimo (maglev) train that brought visitors to the site. Urso Chappell, the founder of this site, created the winning design.
 
Expo 2005 Linimo Train Design - Award Ceremony and Unveiling
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Quick Info

opening date
25 March 2005
closing date
25 September 2005
theme
"Nature's Wisdom"
site description
Wooded, hilly site in the
suburbs east of Nagoya
site size

Nagakute site: 185 hectares (460 acres)

Seto site: 15 hectares
(37 acres)

participating countries
120
attendance
22.0 million
status
BIE sanctioned
"Universal Exposition"
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Mascots
 
 
Kiccoro and Morrizo

Kiccoro and Morrizo were the Expo 2005 Aichi mascots.

Grandfather and grandson forest creatures, the proved to be very popular and have lived on past the expo.

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Exclusive Photos
 
 
Expo 2005 photos

Over 300 exclusive photos of Expo 2005 are on ExpoMuseum's Flickr site.

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Map
 
 
Expo 2005 site map
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Discussion Board
 
 
The World's Fair Community

ExpoMuseum's sister site, WorldsFairCommunity.org, maintains a discussion group about Expo 2005. Visit it here.

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Other Useful Sites
 

Expo 2005 - official site

Kiccoro and Morizo - the mascots

Australia at World Expo 2005 in Japan

Bulgaria Pavilion

China Pavilion

Czech Republic Pavilion

Lithuania Pavilion

New Zealand Pavilion

Unite States Pavilion - unofficial site

Gas Pavilion

Expo 2005 Photo Essays
- from Manuel Derra, an employee of the German Pavilion

Expo Japan 2005 - from Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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