About Us

Metropolis was founded in 1994 as Tokyo Classified, a compendium of casual and professional English-language ads distributed with the Daily Yomiuri newspaper. Rebranded as Metropolis in 2001, the magazine is now independently owned by Japan Partnership Holdings Inc., with approximately 30,000 copies distributed to over 10,000 locations in the Kanto area (and beyond) quarterly. Boasting the largest distribution of any English-language magazine in Japan, we’re proud to say that Metropolis is one of the first sights to greet new arrivals at Narita Airport.

Japan’s No. 1 English Magazine

With a focus on upcoming events, exhibitions and news—including the city’s most complete events listing, Metropolis comprehensively documents what’s happening in the world’s greatest capital city.

Our flagship website and varied social media platforms track the best bars and restaurants, while our social events keep the Tokyo community connected, informed and energized. Our listings and classifieds offer a forum for corporate players and independent artists alike. Metropolis is Japan’s No. 1 English magazine covering the nation’s culture, art, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle for both local residents and aficionados abroad.


Who We Are

Publisher & Chief Executive Officer
Neil Butler

Paul McInnes


Camille Miller

Assistant Editor & Social Media Coordinator
Jessie Carbutt

Anna Cock Gibson

Events Coordinator
Takahiro Kanazawa

Contributing Editors

Don Morton


Art Director
Xia Nan


Web Developer / Designer
Fernando Goya

Web Designer
Natsuki Araki

Advertising & Marketing

Sales Managers
Karl Nakashima
Niki Kaihara

Media Associate
Josh Kawakami

Takuya Takeshita



Office hours: Mon – Fri (9:30am to 6:30pm)
Closed weekends and public holidays

8F Nishi-Azabu Sonic Bldg.
3-2-12 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-0031

Phone +81 (0)3 4588 2277
Fax +81 (0)3 4588 2278

Classifieds: commercial@metropolisjapan.com
Editorial: editor@metropolisjapan.com
Sales: sales@metropolisjapan.com
Web: webmaster@metropolisjapan.com