Tokoname Exhibition Hall to Open in August with eSports Event

The Aichi Prefectural Government has announced that “Aichi Sky Expo,” its new exhibition center on Chubu Centrair International Airport Island in Tokoname city, will open on August 30, and that for the following two days it will host a large-scale eSports tournament.

Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura proclaimed, “In order to announce the arrival of this exhibition space to the world, I want it to have a great order of magnitude.”

Construction of the 60,000 square meter Aichi Sky Expo began in September 2017, and it is expected to become a central feature of a future IR should Tokoname city move forward with a bid and win a license. Built at a cost of about 35 billion yen (about US$318 million), it will be Japan’s 4th largest exhibition center at the time of its opening.

Another part of the same entertainment complex on Airport Island, Flight of Dreams, opened to the public last October. The main attraction is the very first Boeing 787 jetliner, which was donated to Aichi Prefecture several years ago. Surrounding it are nine interactive exhibits explaining various aspects of aviation, including a flight simulator. It also includes “Seattle Terrace,” where there are more than fifteen food outlets, many with a Seattle, Washington, theme. (AGB Nippon)