On August 26 2019, Japan will break ground on the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The groundbreaking, which will officially mark the beginning of construction, will be done by Akihiko Nakajima, Ambassador of Japan to the UAE; Akima Umezawa, Consul-General of Japan in Dubai; Tomiyasu Nakamura, Commissioner General of the Japan Pavilion; and Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, the Executive Director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau and other distinguished guests.

Obayashi Middle East Construction, LLC was awarded the contract to build the Japan Pavilion on July 9. The Japan Pavilion targets completion by September 2020.

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Date and time: 9:00 am on August 26, 2019 (planned)
Place: Japan Pavilion construction site at Expo 2020 Dubai
VIPs (planned):

  • Akihiko Nakajima, Ambassador of Japan to the UAE
  • Akima Umezawa, Consul-General of Japan in Dubai
  • Tomiyasu Nakamura, Commissioner General of the Japan Pavilion
  • Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, the Executive Director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau

Contact:
JETRO Dubai (Ms. Yasui or Mr. Tanabe)
Room No. 3503, 35th Floor, The One Tower, Barsha Heights, TECOM
PO Box 2272, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971-4-564-5878 (Ext. 214/ 219) / Fax: +971-4-564-5864
E-mail: info_dubai@jetro.go.jp