Zimbabwe to Attend Global Showcase in Japan
Brian Rungano Temba
Zimbabwe will participate in the global showcase, Expo 2025, in Osaka, Japan from April 13 – October 13, 2025.
The global showcase will provide an excellent opportunity for the country to market its unlimited investment opportunities in agriculture, mining, tourism, manufacturing and technology.
The six-month-long Expo will run under the theme – “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Permanent Secretary Ambassador James Manzou said the Expo rekindles the vigour of a futuristic and sustainable world that defies barriers, courtesy of the digital age.
“It is befitting that Expo 2025 is being held on Japan’s main island of Honshu; home to the country’s major cities and a citadel of cultural heritage sites among an array of other attractions that Japan offers.
“Zimbabwe cannot wait to participate in this prime event which is 23 months away,” he said.
Meanwhile, the government has appointed Mr Allan Majuru, the Chief Executive Officer of ZimTrade as Commissioner General for Expo 2025 Osaka.
“Mr Majuru brings a wealth of experience to Expo 2025, accumulated from organizing Zimbabwe’s international trade missions regionally and internationally, especially over the past five years,” said Amb Manzou.
The Osaka 2025 Expo will bring together people from all over the world to share ideas, innovations, and experiences.
On the cultural front, Zimbabwe will showcase its rich heritage.
“This includes our diversity in terms of culture, dress, our traditional foods which have become an essential element to reassert our identity and have also become integral in our cuisine!
“Zimbabwe will also market its unlimited tourist attractions, apart from our major drawcard-the Majestic Victoria Falls/ Mosi-oa-Tunya-The Smoke that thunders”
Amb Manzou said in line with the foreign policy thrust, as a “Friend to all, enemy to none”, Zimbabwe will forge new partnerships and attract investment from new frontiers at Expo 2025, in line with the government’s approach over the past five years.
“Through Engagement, Re-Engagement and Re-Affirmation, our primary objective is to improve relations, and foster economic growth, with the main aim to improve the living standards of our citizens”