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Aichi Expo Welcomes 15 Millionth Visitor

Thursday, August 18, 2005 Posted: 09:04 PM JST

At around 10:15 this morning, the total number of visitors to EXPO 2005 reached 15 million. This is the target number of visitors the Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition had set for the entire duration of the Expo. In an official statement Shoichiro Toyoda, Chairman of the Association, attributed the success to the "attractive and distinctive exhibits and events" and "ongoing improvements".

Reaching the target does not mean it is time to rest, he explained. "We will continue to do our utmost until the very last visitor leaves the site on the closing date of September 25 to make this first World Exposition of the twenty-first century a place of hope, wonderment, and excitement for all visitors."

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