Luxembourg Commences Pavilion Construction for Osaka-Kansai Expo; Deputy Prime Minister Visits Japan

The Luxembourg Economic Interest Group (GIE) has commenced the construction of the Luxembourg Pavilion for the Osaka-Kansai Expo.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Xavier Bettel visited Japan, and on January 25th, he participated in the groundbreaking and commencement ceremonies. Construction permits were obtained on January 23rd, after completing the necessary formalities under the Building Standards Act. The pavilion, designated as ‘Type A,’ will be constructed by Naito House, a company known for its strength in prefabricated buildings, with a focus on a circular economy.

The theme is ‘Doki Doki – The Heartbeat of Luxembourg’. The pavilion lets visitors experience the warmth and diversity of its people, the positive and innovative spirit, the beautiful landscapes, as well as traditions and cultural heritage of Luxembourg, created in partnership with Japanese and Luxembourg entities.

Inspired by Japanese ‘sound games,’ there is a lab for researching the future, and an experience inspired by the ‘hometown’ of Luxembourg that allows visitors to enjoy the scenery and nature while floating and flying through the Luxembourg sky. In the courtyard, guests can enjoy Luxembourg cuisine.

On January 26th, Deputy Prime Minister Bettel met with Yoko Kamikawa, the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs. Minister Kamikawa expressed her appreciation for the Deputy Prime Minister’s choice of Japan as his first destination in Asia since assuming office, and they exchanged notes on the introduction of the Working Holiday Program. She also expressed her hopes for further deepening bilateral relations by utilizing the framework of the Aviation Agreement.

Luxembourg is a small European country, bordered by Germany, Belgium, and France. Its area is comparable to that of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, with a population of 656,000 people. The country has the world’s highest GDP per capita and is known for strengths in finance, ICT, and more recently, space and biotechnology. It is also renowned for being one of the safest countries in Europe.

GIE is an economic interest group formed by the Luxembourg government and the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. It is responsible for the planning, construction, operation, and dismantling of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the Osaka-Kansai Expo.

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