EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan to include Gas Pavilion
The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan (EXPO 2005), will be held near Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture under the theme "Nature's Wisdom" for 185 days, from March 25, 2005 to September 25, 2005.
The Japan Gas Association (JGA), with the cooperation of Japan's city gas utilities, is preparing to exhibit the "Gas Pavilion".
The Highlights of the Gas Pavilion
The basic theme of the Gas Pavilion is "Dream Energy - For People, for the Earth".
  It will boast a characteristic shape, encompassed by a tranquil stairway and a long line of pillars forming a rhythmical ellipse.  The first floor will boast a pilotis design - a wide space open to the outside with the upper floors supported by stilts - providing a place where visitors can enjoy the pavilion even on rainy days or during times of intense heat.  It will be a people-friendly pavilion that will take into consideration barrier-free design and other important issues.  JGA will endeavor to reduce the load on the environment through the incorporation of rooftop greenery, installation of gas cogeneration systems, and thorough implementation of the 3 R's (reduce, reuse and recycle), and other means.

The Gas Pavilion
Outline of the Exhibit

Depiction of the exhibition's main show
  The pavilion will feature a main show that will be full of such special effects as flames, video, and music, as well as live performances by actors and entertainment.  Visitors will sense the gentleness, fun, and mysteriousness of flames and the importance of energy while enjoying things such as interaction with actors, humorous stories, fantastic performances, and mysterious fire magic.  Natural gas (city gas) will be used for the actual flames used on stage.
  With "mysterious gas" as the keyword, the Gas Pavilion will also explain the potential and diversity of gas energy focused on natural gas through exhibits like the following:

The "burning ice" methane hydrate that is drawing attention as a future energy source
Fuel cells for residential use, which produce electricity out of gas and are expected to go on the market in 2005
Gas-fired air conditioners that do not use ozone-destroying CFCs

  125 countries have officially declared their participation in the EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan which is expected to host 15 million visitors.
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