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Expo '70, Osaka, Japan
Expo '70
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Tower of the Sun
The Expo '70 Site
Telecommunications Pavilion
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Asia's first world's fair was held in Osaka, Japan. It reflected Japan's resurgent culture after World War II.

Known for it's experimental architecture, the exposition provided a glimpse into magnetic levitation trains and mobile phone technology. The Fuji Group's pavilion hosted the first-ever IMAX film.

Japan would later host Expo '75 in Okinawa, Expo '85 in Tsukuba, and Expo 2005 outside Nagoya.

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Video
 
 
Silent film showing the Expo '70 site from rail and gondola
 
Expo '70 Site and Various Pavilions
 
Expo '70 Opening Ceremonies and Construction
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Quick Info

opening date
15 March 1970
closing date
13 September 1970
theme
Progress and Harmony
for All Mankind
site description
Parkland in Suita, just north of Osaka proper
site size
330 hectares (820 acres)
participating countries
78
attendance
64 million
status
BIE Category I
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Map
 
 
1962 World's Fair 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 '70. Visit it here.

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Other Useful Sites
 

Commemorative Organization for Japan World Exposition '70 - legacy site

Expo 70 Osaka: A Futuristic Experience
- from The Culture Trip

The U.S. Pavilion at Expo '70
- from Columbia University

Photos of Expo 70 in Osaka, Japa
- personal photos

Expo 70 - personal photos

Expo 70 - a collection of paper ephemera

Photos from Expo 70
- images of the West Germany Pavilion

Gamera vs. Monster X
- IMDB page for film partially shot at the Expo 70 site

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