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Osaka named host of World Expo 2025

Japan seeks to generate $17.7 bn in economic benefits

Keidanren honorary chair Sadayuki Sakakibara, second from left, celebrates with other Japanese government officials and business leaders after the host city for the World Expo in 2025 was announced.
Keidanren honorary chair Sadayuki Sakakibara, second from left, celebrates with other Japanese government officials and business leaders after the host city for the World Expo in 2025 was announced.   © Kyodo

PARIS -- The major Japanese city of Osaka was selected Friday to hold the World Expo in 2025, beating Russia's Ekaterinburg and the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.

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