"Thank You, Life."
From the birth of life to the present, our hearts have been the link to "life".
The Pasona Group Pavilion "PASONA NATUREVERSE", based on the concept "Thank you, Life", welcomes Dr. Yoshiki Sawa, Professor Emeritus of Osaka University, a leading expert in regenerative medicine using iPS cells, as Executive Producer. The pavilion will feature a variety of exhibits under the theme of "Body, Mind, and Bonds," including state-of-the-art technologies such as iPS cell-derived cardiac tissue sheets that restore the heart, a symbol of life.
1. Body: Medical / Food
Creating a healthy body through the latest medical care and food.
*As Executive Producer of the pavilion, Dr. Yoshiki Sawa, Professor Emeritus of Osaka University and leading expert in regenerative medicine using iPS cells, will participate in the exhibit production.
2. Mind: Life Purpose / Compassion
Many things have occurred in our society since the start of the pandemic. Now is the time to create a spiritually rich society in which everyone can think about their future based on the spirit of "compassion," and which is full of diversity and purpose in life.
3. Bonds: Work / Mutual Aid
Creating a truly prosperous society in which all people can work vibrantly and live happily, in other words, a "society of mutual assistance" and a "mutual society".
May 30, 2022 Private Sector Pavilion Exhibitor Announcement
Yasuyuki Nambu, Pasona Group CEO, presenting the concept and three themes
Dr. Yoshiki Sawa
Executive producer of the exhibition
Graduated from Osaka University School of Medicine in 1980
Professor Emeritus of Osaka University
Director of Osaka Police Hospital
President of the Japan Society for Japan Regenerative Medicine
Authority in cardiovascular surgery and regenerative medicine
First in the world to commercialize myocardial regenerative medicine; pushed for heart sheets to be covered by insurance, first successful human myocardial regeneration therapy using iPS cells.
Pavilion Architecture Design Concept
The Spiral of Life: From Ammonite to iPS Heart
The architectural design of the pavilion adopts the spiral shape of ammonites as a symbol of life. Ammonites, which lived approximately 400 million years ago and thrived for a long period of time, overcoming three periods of mass extinction, including the Ice Age, can be regarded as our "predecessors of life". The natural world contains countless spirals of varying scales, as seen in cosmic nebulae and typhoons on the macro scale and in DNA on the micro scale. This spiral has been placed as a symbol of an affluent society, where people connect with each other toward the pavilion's goal of a world where gratitude for life resonates.
Through its exhibition, Pasona Group aims for visitors to be filled with a gratitude for life through learning about the history of life, and experiencing the wisdom of mankind that sustains life and the design of the future society.
Architectural Design: Mr. Satoshi Itasaka, architect
After working at Kidosaki Architects Studio, he founded the design labo inc. in 2012, which engages in a wide range of creative activities, including architectural and product design.