The Japanese city of Osaka will host the 2025 World Expo. The city won a 3-way race over 2 rounds of voting at the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris on Friday.
Delegates from 156 member nations cast ballots. Baku in Azerbaijan was eliminated in the 1st round. Osaka won the largest number of votes but fell short of the required two-thirds majority to win outright.In the runoff vote, Osaka won 92 against 61 for Russia’s Ekaterinburg.

The 2025 event will be the 2nd World Expo to be staged in Osaka. The previous one was in 1970.

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