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) every month. 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 monthly party event (Getsumatsu) keeps 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
Jessie Carbutt, Masaru Urano
Visual Content Editor
Anna Cock Gibson
Web Developer / Designer
Advertising & Marketing
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
Phone +81 (0)3 4588 2277
Fax +81 (0)3 4588 2278