Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Toppan Printing Sponsors the 2025 Japan International Expo (Osaka, Kansai Expo) Sponsored “automatic translation system” of “future society showcase business exhibition” and “signature pavilion” of theme business
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, President: Hideharu Maro, hereinafter referred to as Toppan Printing) will be held from April 13 (Sun) to October 13 (Mon), 2025 in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. Producer Masaharu Kawamori of the “automatic translation system” which is one of the “future society showcase business exhibitions” and the theme project “signature pavilion” (Theme: “Nurturing Life”) and Hiroaki Miyata (Theme: “Resonating Life”).
■ Background and overview of sponsorship
The theme of the Osaka-Kansai Expo is in line with Toppan Printing’s corporate philosophy of “contributing to a rich and enriching lifestyle as a provider of information and culture.” ” will be an opportunity to become a leading company that solves social issues worldwide.
This Expo Future Society Showcase project aims to realize a part of the future society that incorporates advanced technologies and systems by using the Expo venue as a showcase of the future society. ・About automatic translation system
Toppan Printing has developed various solutions to support
multilingual communication with foreign residents, including the speech translation service “VoiceBiz (R)” (*1). In addition, the “Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Commissioned Multilingual Translation Technology Advancement Consortium” is part of the information communication technology research and development project “Research and development on the advancement of multilingual translation technology” (*2) that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has been implementing since FY2020. As a member of (*3), we are promoting the Global Communication Plan 2025 (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on March 31, 2020) (*4). Toppan Printing aims to show the results of this plan at the Osaka/Kansai Expo, and has decided to become a sponsor.
Advanced automatic translation systems (consecutive
translation/automatic simultaneous interpretation) will be used for events before the EXPO 2005 Osaka-Kansai Expo, as well as information and services at the venue during the EXPO 2005, enabling future communication without language barriers. We aim to provide an environment.
Future communication utilizing an automatic translation system (image) (C) TOPPAN INC.
・Producer Kawamori “Life Meguru Boken” (*5) About Pavilion
Toppan Printing will co-sponsor, as a Gold Partner, the “Life Meguru Boken” pavilion (theme “Nurturing Life”) directed by animation director and mechanical designer Masaharu Kawamori.
The concept of the “Adventure of Life” pavilion, “A miracle that lives here and now,” has a high affinity with the business of delivering communication that resonates with sensibility using cutting-edge expression technology that utilizes the printing technology cultivated by Toppan Printing. .
Through co-creation with Mr. Kawamori and other sponsors and partners, we will create a video experience that evokes deeper emotions and makes you feel the brilliance and connection of life.
“The Adventure of Life” Pavilion (image) (C) 2022 Shoji
Kawamori／Office Shogo Onodera, All rights reserved.
・About the Miyata Producer “Co-being” (*6) Pavilion
Toppan Printing will co-sponsor the “Co-being” pavilion (theme “Resonance of life”) by Keio University professor Hiroaki Miyata as a bronze partner.
The concept of the “Co-being” pavilion is to “concretely implement a data-resonant society and leave a useful legacy that will lead to the future.” We decided to support this time because it matches the direction indicated in the medium-term management plan of aiming to become a company.
Through co-creation with Mr. Miyata and other sponsoring companies and partners, we would like to provide opportunities for people with diverse values to connect through data resonance.
“Co-being” pavilion (image) (C) SANAA
Through this sponsorship, Toppan Printing will use the Osaka/Kansai Expo as an opportunity to realize a ‘sustainable life with a rich interaction’, providing various innovative technologies and
contributing to the realization of a bright future society.
■ Overview of the event
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■ What is the “Signature Pavilion”?
The theme project is a project that symbolizes and represents the Osaka Kansai Expo, and the pavilion created by eight experts is also a “signature work” that deepens the theme from their respective philosophies, so it was named “Signature Pavilion”. rice field. Eight theme project producers will interpret and develop the Osaka Kansai Expo theme, “Designing Future Society for Our Lives,” from their own unique perspectives, and build a pavilion that will connect them to people living in the future.
A multilingual speech translation service that allows you to select from 30 languages for translation and supports registration of proper nouns and fixed phrases. The translation engine uses AI translation technology using deep learning, which is being developed by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).
*2 “Research and development related to advancement of multilingual translation technology”
In order to promote the Global Communication Plan 2025, this initiative aims to upgrade the technology of “consecutive
interpreting”, which has already been put into practical use, to the technology of “simultaneous interpreting” so that it can be used in situations such as business.
*3 Commissioned by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communications, Multilingual Translation Technology Advancement Consortium
https://www.toppan.co.jp/news/2020/08/newsrelease_200828_2.html *4 Global Communication Plan 2025
https://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_news/s-news/01tsushin03_02000298.html *5 “Life Meguru Boken” is a trademark of the Association for the 2025 Japan World Exposition.
*6 “Co-being” is a trademark of the Association for the 2025 Japan World Exposition.
* Product and service names mentioned in this news release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. * The information contained in this news release is current as of the date of the announcement. Subject to change without notice.
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