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EXPO 2005 AICHI、 JAPAN Mail-Magazine

  1. Apr 3, 2004 #1
    Hello everybody !

    In addition to my own job I am very honored to be a Director of The 2005 World Exposition, Japan,Overseas PR Association .
    Please read the e-mail magazine given below(Title. Love&Wisdom NO1&NO2)
    and give me any information if you have.
    I hope this magazine will spread out and to make contribution for the world society.

    From Koichi Sakamoto (JAPAN)

    「Love&Wisdom 」 NO.1 2004/03/27

    Publisher:The 2005 World Exposition, Japan,Overseas PR Association

    Editor:Koichi Sakamoto(director) e-mail cft80160@nyc.odn.ne.jp

    Co-operator:Ari Haida(vice-chairman)& Kumagoro(consultant)

    The purpose of this magazine: to make a  success of EXPO

    2005  AICHI, JAPAN and to promote Love &Wisdom beyond nationality.

    ※Most of this content is quoted from official EXPO 2005 AICHI ,JAPAN


    (What is EXPO 2005 ? )

    The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan

    Nagoya Eastern Hills(Nagakute Town, Toyota City and Seto City)

    25 March - 25 September, 2005 (total of 185 days)

    Expected number of visitors
    approx.15 million

    EXPO 2005 Message (Concept)
    The 20th century saw the formation of a new global society. The remarkable progress made in science and technology, the development of high-speed methods of transportation, and the evolution of information and communications technologies have all accelerated the global interchange of people, goods, and information to an unbelievable extent. The world has been truly transformed.

    Human beings' seemingly insatiable desire for expansion, the source of this transformation, continues unabated. This has placed a tremendous burden on the natural environment, exceeding its capacity for self-recovery. The result is that we must now deal with a number of potential world crises.

    The time has come for the people who make up the global society of the 21st century to work together in the pursuit of a sustainable and harmonious coexistence for all life on Earth. Paramount to this is a global perspective.

    EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan, is the perspective we need.

    The inspiration for EXPO 2005 is the marvelous mechanism of nature and the power of life. Learning from the world's vast collection of wisdom and methods of interaction with nature found around the globe, we hope to bring the world together for the creation of a global society allowing the multitude of cultures and civilizations to coexist together.

    EXPO 2005 will be a focal point, acting as the loom for a wonderful creation. The theme of the EXPO-Nature's Wisdom-will be the vertical thread in this loom and rich and varied exchange-a Grand Intercultural Symphony- the horizontal. When woven together, they will produce a soft, rich and beautiful fabric. Perhaps the fabric for a wonderful new global society.

    The participants of EXPO 2005, the nations, regions, private enterprises, independent citizens, NPOs/NGOs, and volunteers that form the backbone of global society, will be the weavers on this loom, sure to produce a wondrous fabric for the world.

    Closer contact will naturally give rise to friction-the very reason we wish to carefully nurture reason, love, and the adoration of the objects of beauty that humankind possesses. These are sentiments the world over.

    But what will be the catalyst for genuine exchange? We believe the answer to be people meeting people, followed by discourse that goes beyond words to achieve mutual understanding and respect.

    EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan, is the place for this intercultural exchange.

    In 2005, the world will gather together in Aichi Prefecture. There, we can weave together a fabric for a new global society; we can stand together, exchange smiles and share the wisdom of the world-felt and enjoyed with all our senses and experienced with our whole being.

    Let us do this for all life and the future of our planet!
                   (NO.1) End

    「 Love&Wisdom」 NO.2 2004/04/04
    Editor:Koichi Sakamoto(director) e-mail cft80160@nyc.odn.ne.jp

    Theme and Sub Themes
    This is not a theme that we have chosen lightly. Lacking vast open spaces and abundant mineral resources, Japan has achieved its current economic development and prosperity through the diligence and ingenuity of its people. Yet in the process we have inadvertently sacrificed our human values on the altar of economic efficiency.

    Only recently have we realized the enormity of our loss. Though pleased with our industrial growth and economic development, we realize that this was not the sum of our aspirations. We realize that we had hoped to fuse Asia's traditional wisdom with modern science and technology to create a better world where humankind and nature can co-exist in harmony.

    Thus was this theme chosen-in regret at the mistakes of the past and in determination to make this dream come true. Nature is a vast font of wisdom, and nature's wisdom stretches from the simplest cell to the infinite reaches of space. This is the wisdom that has given rise to life and eventually ourselves on this planet. Indeed, the history of humankind has been one of learning from nature's wisdom. Humanity cannot live in isolation, and it is imperative that our lives be compatible with the rest of the global ecosystem.

    It is thus increasingly imperative that we regain nature's wisdom and that our proud technological achievements incorporate this wisdom.

    Rediscovering nature's wisdom, we must alter the relationship between humanity and technology as well as the social relations among people themselves. To fail in this can only further exacerbate the degradation of the global ecosystem and imperil our own and our planet's future.

    Japan in particular is acutely aware of this imperative, for the contradictions of modern civilization are especially apparent in Japan.

    Thus it is that Japan wants to host this grand experiment in eco-compatible living and offers this modest site as a global laboratory. If all of humankind will show their experiments for the future here, we should be able to devise answers to our shared concerns.

    This effort encompasses everything that humanity needs in the 21st century.

    We want to embark upon wide-ranging research here. We want to free technology from the unthinking pursuit of efficiency and economic rationality and from rigid social systemic constraints-to awaken the wisdom embedded in the technology and to enable technology to once again interact sensitively with life and nature. Technology is not inherently eco-destructive, and at its best it exists in a creatively complementary relationship with nature.

    We hope to provide a number of paths at EXPO 2005 where people can interact imaginatively with the source of human inventiveness. This will be a place where young and old alike can rediscover the wonder of their own lives. This is, after all, a site alive with the spirit of the ancient arts, and this ancient tradition ensures that the new art of life arising from the marriage of technology and culture is already part of everyday life here. This is an inspiring experience for people of all ages, and it restores the fragile relationship between humanity and nature and the tenuous relationships among all people in the international community. This is the kind of wooded site we want to create here for now and the future.

    Sub Themes
    In order to promote wide-ranging participation from around the world and to develop the theme of the Exhibition, it will be divided into several sub-themes, as follows.

    1. Nature's Matrix
    To show directions for mankind in the 21st century, a new model for civilization in the space age is explored based on the latest achievements of space technology and the history of the Earth. New ways for resolving population and environmental problems are sought through cutting-edge experiments using bio and information technologies.

    For example, exhibits may include real-time broadcasting from a space station, reproduction of extinct species by virtual reality techniques and new types of intercultural communications by means of new information technology.

    2. The Art of Life
    Directions for new ways of life in which 21st Century humankind lives actively are proposed. The issues of aging society and the creativity of children are addressed. Through fine arts, performing arts and daily customs from around the world, various exchanges between people and nature are developed and ways to let the richness of nature and the force of life shine much are to be proposed.

    For example, exhibits may include presentations of regional arts and customs associated with nature and life, introduction of lifestyles harmonized with nature, and presentation of a model society where the elderly live vibrantly and social and technical support provided therefor.

    3. Development for Eco-Communities
    To demonstrate a model recycling society in the 21st century, new energy and new recycling technology are utilized. Ideal lifestyles and urban infrastructures are sought in which resources are used efficiently. The ideal balance between social development and environment is pursued and the restoration of environments is attempted.

    For example, the exhibition site may be made from materials which consist of recycled PET bottles and timber with less impact on the environment. Exhibits may present new technologies in environmental industries, introduce examples of lifestyles and eco-community experiences in different parts of the world. Restoration of the eco-system around the site may also be attempted.

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