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Should the Osaka/Kansai Expo scheduled for 2025 be held? According to the opinions gathered on Surfvote, those in favor of holding the event and those in favor of canceling it were both at an even split at 33.3%. Many opinions were received asking fo

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Should the Osaka/Kansai Expo scheduled for 2025 be held? According to the opinions gathered on Surfvote, those in favor of holding the event and those in favor of canceling it were both at an even split at 33.3%. Many opinions were received asking for reduction or
postponement.
Shintaro Eguchi, representative of TOKYObeta, raised the issue on Surfvote. Are World Expos, which have so many problems to solve, such as costs and construction schedules, becoming obsolete?
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Find out the issue in 1 minute! “Should the 2025 Osaka/Kansai Expo be held as is, or should it be postponed or cancelled?”
The pros and cons of holding the Osaka/Kansai Expo, scheduled for 2025, are being debated. The economic effect is expected to be approximately 3 trillion yen, and innovative initiatives such as demonstration experiments of flying cars are expected. However, due to increased construction costs, labor shortages, and the effects of the recent Noto Peninsula earthquake, there are mixed opinions on whether to hold the event. On the other hand, the infrastructure benefits of the Expo and its status as an international event must also be considered. Based on these points, various opinions are being exchanged as to whether the Osaka-Kansai Expo should proceed as planned, or whether postponement or cancellation should be considered. Voting details
URL: https://surfvote.com/issues/dt7b6nnkbrue
Research subject: Social design platform Surfvote (web service) Survey target: Users with accounts on Surfvote
Survey method: Users with accounts on Surfvote vote
Voting period: February 19, 2024 to April 30, 2024
Number of valid votes: 51 votes
Introduction of voting results and comments (some excerpts/original text) 33.3% should hold the Expo as planned
Despite the cost issue, the World Expo is a great opportunity to introduce many people to future prospects and different cultures, and it should be held as planned.
19.6% believe that the Expo should be held as planned and smaller than originally planned.
At this point, I think there are more disadvantages to canceling. Or is it possible to cancel it? Considering international trust, does this option seem realistic? However, it is not acceptable to spend more money using tax money, so the budget should be reduced. 7.8% should postpone the Expo
If you have any concerns, I think you should postpone it. If you are going to hold an event, I think it would be better to prepare well and make it something that everyone can feel comfortable doing.
The Expo should be canceled 33.3%
The same goes for the earthquake, but given the current difficult fiscal situation in Japan, such as the declining birthrate and aging population, soaring prices, and the declining value of the yen, I believe that we should not implement too much in the first place. One option is to postpone it, but if we postpone it, we can only see a future in which even more tax money will be used. .
Others 2%
If it exists, it’s fine, but if it doesn’t exist, it doesn’t matter. However, it’s not fun to have tax money poured into it. I wonder what they’re going to do by holding an Expo when taxes are going up so much and there’s no hope for growth. I would like local governments and companies that were involved as much as possible to bear the burden of the deficit.
Don’t know 3.9%
I think there are many benefits, such as revitalizing the local economy, promoting international exchange, and promoting technological innovation. On the other hand, there are many issues that must be faced, such as the cost, which has increased 1.9 times from the initial estimate, and the lack of interest from the public.
Mr. Shintaro Eguchi, who wrote this issue
Editor, producer. Representative of TOKYObeta, works on a wide range of areas including urban development, regional revitalization, space production, business development, and branding, with the theme of “creating a society where everyone can live their own life through editing of cities and lifestyles.” His publications include “Regional Revitalization and Regional Finance Learned from Practice” (Gakugei Publishing), “Isolated Cities, Connected Towns” (Nihon Keizai Shimbun Publishing), “Japan’s Civic Economy” (Film Art Publishing), and others.
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