I have appointed Pikachu and Hello Kitty as Ambassador to promote the City of Osaka for the 2025 Expo host city. pic.twitter.com/mCkiCl5T5j— KONO Taro (@konotaromp) November 29, 2017
Osaka is looking to host the 2025 World Expo, an event which showcases the achievements of various nations. Osaka is going up against French, Russian, and Azerbaijani cities for the bid, which means there's quite a heated battle. Osaka is looking to up their chances of securing the event, which is why they've recruited two big names to raise their profile. Both Pikachu and Hello Kitty are now ambassadors to Osaka, two characters with major star power to draw attention to Osaka's bid. Let's see if the strategy pays off!