Sea Transportation for 2025 Osaka Expo Visitors to Be Mulled

Politics

Osaka, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--Sea transportation will be considered for visitors to the 2025 World Exposition in the western Japan city of Osaka for improved accessibility, Hiroyuki Ishige, a senior official of its organizing body, said in a recent interview.

A panel of public- and private-sector officials will discuss the matter, said Ishige, secretary-general of the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition.

Some 28 million people are expected to visit the Expo, which will take place on Yumeshima, an artificial island in Osaka Bay, between May and November 2025.

Ishige, while pointing out that subway trains and buses are main means of transportation, said the use of ships is possible if their continued use after the Expo is assured.

The possibility of using ships "would be high if they are to be used for purposes such as excursion cruises in the Seto Inland Sea after the end of the Expo," he said.

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