Family Name: Nakanishi
Given Name: Hiroaki
Organization: Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)
IR Stance: Advocate
Profile: A native of Yokohama and partly educated in the United States, Nakanishi joined Hitachi in 1970 and rose to become its president in 2010. He now serves as HitachI’s chairman and CEO. In May 2018 he was also selected chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren).
Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi clarified at a press conference before the foreign media in Tokyo that his new role as head of the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition had no connection to the IR bid at Yumeshima.
A visit to the sparkling new IR at Osaka Yumeshima could be considerably less entertaining if it becomes a major hassle to get on and off of the relatively isolated island where it is located.
The development of the homely man-made island of Yumeshima in Osaka Bay into a glittering center of international attention has progressed from just an ambitious prospect to an impending reality now that the Bureau International des Expositions has agreed that the 2025 World Expo will be hosted there.