The 20th century saw the information of a new global society.The remarkable progress made in sciense and technology,
the development of high speed methods of transportation, and the evolution of information and communications technologies
hve all accelerated the global interchange of people, goods, and information to an unbelievable extent.The world has been
Human beings' seemingly insatiable desire for expansion, the source of this transformation, continues unabated.This has
placed a tremendous burden on the natural encironment, exceeding its capacity for self-recovery.The result is that we must
now deal with a number of potencial world crisis.
The time has come for the people who make up the global society of the 21st century to work together in the pursuit of
a sustainable and harmonious coexistence for all life on Earth.Paramount to this is a global perspective.
Expo Aichi 2005 will be a focal point, acting as the loom for a wonderful creation.The theme of the Expo-Nature's Wisdow-will
be the vertical thread in this loom, and rich and varied exchange a Grand Intercultural Symphony-the horizontal.When woven
together, they will produce a soft, rich and beautiful fabric.Perhaps the fabric for a wonderful new global society.
For all life and the future of our planet...