PARIS — The Latest on the choice of host city for the 2025 World Expo (all times local):
Japan's Osaka has won the right to host the 2025 World Expo, beating out cities in Russia and Azerbaijan for an event expected to draw millions of visitors.
The winner was chosen by the 170 member states of the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions on Friday.
Past world's fairs brought the world such wonders as the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris Wheel and Seattle's Space Needle.
Leaders in Osaka, Japan's third-largest city, are hoping the expo will revitalize a city that has lost much of its luster to Tokyo. Osaka proposed an expo on a man-made island on the theme of "Society 5.0" and how to leverage robotics and artificial intelligence for the public good.