SHIONOGI Announces Sponsorship of the Thematic Projects "Signature Pavilion" of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan

OSAKA, Japan, February, 17, 2022 - Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan; President and CEO: Isao Teshirogi, Ph.D.; hereafter "Shionogi") announced that Shionogi co-sponsored the thematic projects "Signature Pavilion" of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan sponsored by Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition.

Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan will be held in a new era beyond COVID-19 under the theme of a "future society that shines with life". In Expo 2025, we can return to the origin of "life", align ourselves more closely with the natural world, and seek a future that will sustain the world. Companies, NGOs/NPOs, citizen groups, and others, including 150 countries and 25 international organizations expected to participate, are aligning their efforts to create a "future society that shines with life" with projects and inspiration from all over the world, focusing on achieving SDGs and realizing our collective future. As a concrete initiative in that direction, the thematic projects "Signature Pavilion" will be produced by eight leaders from various fields.


Shionogi is pursuing its vision looking toward 2030, "Building Innovation Platforms to Shape the Future of Healthcare" and pursuing its transformation from a traditional drug discovery-type pharmaceutical company to a HaaS* company that provides healthcare services. By co-sponsoring the "Signature Pavilion", a core project of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, with the core concept of "a laboratory for a future society", Shionogi will share our efforts to transform to a HaaS company.


Details, such as the specific contents of the "Signature Pavilion" co-sponsored by Shionogi, are scheduled to be announced this spring.


【Outline of the event】


Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan


Designing Future Society for Our Lives


April 13 to October 13, 2025


Yumeshima, Osaka


Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition

6.Official site

Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition – Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (expo2025.or.jp)


* HaaS; Healthcare as a Service: Providing a range of healthcare services in line with customer needs, rather than only supplying pharmaceuticals.


Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on expectations in light of the information currently available, assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements. Risks and uncertainties include general domestic and international economic conditions such as general industry and market conditions, and changes of interest rate and currency exchange rate. These risks and uncertainties particularly apply with respect to product-related forward-looking statements. Product risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, completion and discontinuation of clinical trials; obtaining regulatory approvals; claims and concerns about product safety and efficacy; technological advances; adverse outcome of important litigation; domestic and foreign healthcare reforms and changes of laws and regulations. Also for existing products, there are manufacturing and marketing risks, which include, but are not limited to, inability to build production capacity to meet demand, lack of availability of raw materials and entry of competitive products. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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Thematic projects

Thematic projects will be implemented through collaboration between the organiser of Expo 2025 and various parties, such as corporate supporters, to offer a multifaceted vision of a "Future Society for Our Lives", which is Expo 2025’s theme. Thematic projects will comprise the following eight projects:


Thematic project names and thematic project producers

・   "Quest of Life" FUKUOKA Shin-Ichi (Biologist, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University)

・   "Totality of Life" KAWAMORI Shoji (Animation director and mechanic designer)

・   "Embracing Lives" KAWASE Naomi (Filmmaker)

・   "Cycle of Lives" KOYAMA Kundo (Broadcast writer and scriptwriter)

・   "Amplification of Lives" ISHIGURO Hiroshi (Professor, Osaka University Visiting Director, ATR Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories)

・   "Invigorating Lives" NAKAJIMA Sachiko (Musician, mathematician and STEAM educator)

・   "Forging Lives" OCHIAI Yoichi (Media artist)

・   "Resonance of Lives" MIYATA Hiroaki (Professor, Keio University)


Signature Pavilion

The pavilion created by eight experts together is named the Signature Pavilion since it is a Signature Work that deepens the meaning of each theme.


For more information, please refer to Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan website.