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What is the Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund?

Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund (JEC Fund)

  • The Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund Grant program (JEC Fund Grant program) was established in commemoration of the success of the Japan World Exposition of 1970 (Expo '70), the theme of which was "Progress and Harmony for Mankind," to convey the legacy and ideals of Expo '70 to future generations. A part of the revenues from Expo '70 was managed as the Fund. The JEC Fund Grant program has offered grants (JEC Fund Grants) to approximately 4,500 projects with a part of the investment income of the Fund since 1971. These projects, which were designed to contribute to international understanding or stage cultural events, were considered appropriate for commemorating the success of Expo '70, and the amount of JEC Fund Grants offered during this period totaled approximately 19.1 billion yen.

    For fiscal year 2018, the JEC Fund Grant program will invite the public in Japan and overseas to submit applications for Grant-eligible projects that are estimated to total 9.2 million yen.

  • Japan World Exposition 1970 (EXPO ’70)

    Success of the first international exposition in Asia・・・

    The first international exposition held in Asia in 1970

    Theme
    Progress and Harmony for Mankind

    The theme of EXPO ’70 was filled with a wish for harmonious progress of mankind toward the future society by reflecting the past history where the natural environment was lost in parallel with the development of science and technologies, resulting in friction between different societies.

    Participant countries
    116 pavilions exhibited by 77 countries including Japan
    Exposition period
    From March 15th to September 13th (183 days)
    Attendance
    Approx. 64 million visitors
    Revenue
    Approx. 19.5 billion JPY

Success of EXPO ’70

    • Ended on a Great Note

      Attendance: 64 million visitors
      Revenue: Approx. 19.5 billion JPY

    • Gained from the cooperation of domestic and international organizations including the exhibitor countries

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  • Success of EXPO ’70

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Establishment and Management of Fund and its Utilization for Projects

    • Establishment and Management of Fund

      Managing a part of the revenue from EXPO ’70 as a fund

    • Utilization for Projects

      Projects suitable for commemorating the success of EXPO ’70

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  • Establishment and Management of Fund and its Utilization for Projects

    Handing down the idea “Progress and Harmony for Mankind” to the future

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Grant Offering by the JEC Fund

Supporting activities suitable for commemorating the success of EXPO ’70

The JEC Fund supports domestic and international public-interest activities by offering grants, carrying on a wish for harmonious progress toward the future society in conjunction with the theme of EXPO ’70 “Progress and Harmony for Mankind.”

  • Fund

    Revenue from EXPO ’70 Approx.19 billion JPY (15.5 billion JPY at that time)

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  • Grant Offering with a Part of the Investment Income of the Fund

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  • Areas of Grant-eligible Projects

    • Projects contributing to international cultural exchange and international goodwill
    • International projects in the fields of academic study, education, social welfare, medical care, and hygiene and public health
    • International projects designed for conservation of nature and the human environment

Past Grant Results

Results
Results/(4,628)19,331 million yen
(April 2020)

Results by sphere (1971 ~ 2020)

Results by sphere (1971 ~ 2015)

Results by district (1971 ~ 2020)

Results by district (1971 ~ 2015)

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