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newsletter from Osaka Vol.91



Hello GEO readers! We are sending you 4 pieces of information this time.


Table of Contents

*Classical Concert Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Friendship between Osaka Prefecture and Val d’Oise Department in France

*Aqua Metropolis Osaka Festival 2017

* “Rose Teatime” at the Osaka Garden of Floral Culture!

*Seeking Supporting Members of 2025 Japan World Expo Committee!



*Classical Concert commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Friendship between Osaka Prefecture and Val d’Oise Department in France


This year, Osaka Prefecture and Val d’Oise Department in France celebrate the 30th anniversary of friendly relations. To commemorate this occasion, Osaka Prefecture is honored to have classical music performances by a baritone singer and a pianist from the Cergy-Pontoise Conservatoire in Val d’Oise Department.

Why don’t you take this opportunity to come and appreciate genuine classical music?

■Date and Time: Tuesday October 31, 2017  Doors open: 6:30pm  Start: 7:00pm

■Venue: The Phoenix Hall

■Admission fee: 3,000yen (Advance ticket) Now on sale!

3,500yen (Day ticket)

*Children of elementary school-age and older can attend.

■Seats:All seats are unreserved

■How to purchase tickets:

◆The Phoenix Hall Ticket Center

Phone: 06-6363-7999 (Available Mon-Fri 10:00am to 5:00pm except for national holidays)

◆Ticket Pia (P-Code: 345-298)

Phone: 0570-02-9999, Website:

◆You can also buy tickets at 7-Eleven and Circle K Sunkus

■Contact Information: Phone: 06-6210-9306

Osaka Culture and Arts Festival Executive Committee (in the Cultural Division, Culture and Sports Office, Osaka Prefectural Government)

Please visit the website below for further details about the Osaka Culture and Arts Festival.

(Japanese only)



*Aqua Metropolis Osaka Festival 2017


This Festival will provide many activities to enjoy autumn in Osaka!

There will be many events such as live performances on the waterfront and on the river, as well as the chance for you to ride a cruise boat and admire the different views of Osaka - the Aqua Metropolis. Participatory programs such as physical fitness tests and sporting experience events will also be available.

Why don’t you come and enjoy getting some exercise and having a meal down by the waterfront?

■Date and Time: Saturday October 7 to Sunday October 29

■Venue: Nakanoshima Park, Tosabori River and its waterfront

■Nearest stations: Yodoyabashi and Kitahama Stations (Subway Line), Yodoyabashi, Kitahama and Naniwabashi Stations (Keihan Line)

Please see the website below for further details.

(Japanese only)



“Rose Teatime” at the Osaka Garden of Floral Culture!


Under the autumn sky, a special cafe will open in the rose garden to celebrate the flowers in full bloom. Coffee, cake, parfaits for children and other refreshments will be served there, so why don’t you come and have a nice time surrounded by the sweet rose fragrance?

■Date and Time: Saturday October 21 to Sunday October 22

■Venue: Rose Garden at the Osaka Garden of Floral Culture

Please see the website below for further details: only)



Seeking Supporting Members of 2025 Japan World Expo Committee!


Osaka Prefecture is currently making efforts to have Osaka-Kansai be selected as the host of the 2025 World Expo (commonly called the 2025 Japan Expo) together with the national government and Japan’s financial world. We hope to make this Expo an exciting event open for everyone to join.

The 2025 Japan World Expo Committee, in charge of the World Expo bid, is involved in promotional activities such as attracting attention from overseas and raising awareness within Japan through the joint efforts of the public and private sectors.

The 2025 Japan World Expo Committee is currently seeking official supporters to become “members” of the Committee. Please visit the website below for further information!

Everyone, let’s make it happen, the Osaka Expo!

The 2025 Japan World Expo Committee

(Japanese/English/French (Partly))

<Outline of the 2025 World Expo>

■Period: May 3 to November 3, 2025

■Venue: Yumeshima, Osaka

■Theme: Designing Future Society for Our Lives

■Subtopic: How to Lead a Healthy Life in a Diverse Manner, Sustainable Socioeconomic Systems



* Related links


* Osaka Prefectural Government: - various kinds of information about Osaka Prefecture:

* Osaka Government Tourism Bureau: Osaka Tourist Guide:

* Osaka Foundation of International Exchange:

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International Affairs Division

Department of Civic and Cultural Affairs

Osaka Prefectural Government

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