Indonesia participated for the first time in an Expo at World Expo 1970 in Osaka. Since then, it has regularly participated in World and Specialised Expos. In order to strengthen its involvement in Expos, Indonesia joined the BIE in 1997. Its pavilion was rewarded with two Bronze Awards; one for the content at World Expo 2005 Aichi and one for the design at World Expo 2010 Shanghai.