Freelance Writers

Freelance Writers

Freelance with Metropolis

  • Opportunities throughout the year are now available.

About Metropolis 

Metropolis is one of the best sources of information about Japan, having provided incredible content to the international community, both locally in Tokyo and internationally for over 28 years. We are currently seeking experienced, talented freelance writers to share their unique insights on the best that Japan has to offer.

Topics may include: Culture, Food, Travel, Literature, Arts & Entertainment, Japanese Film, Technology, Sports & Health, Fashion. 

You could be the right candidate for us if you are:

  • Fluent in written English
  • Interested in deeper topics than tourism writing – our readers are mainly Japan-based international residents.
  • Itching to share the best stories about Japan that English media platforms haven’t discovered yet, but the world would love to read about
  • An experienced writer with plenty of experience working with established media platforms
  • Based in Japan, ideally Toko, or have an in-depth knowledge of life in Japan 
  • Have at least some spoken and written Japanese skills, preferably fluent or proficient business-level 
  • Able to work with our editors to meet article deadlines 

To apply, you MUST fulfill the following: 

  • Fluent in written English 
  • Have impeccable grammar 
  • Provide examples of previously published articles, preferably related to Japan 
  • Familiar with, or willing to learn, AP Style 
  • Have a Japanese bank account (not Post Office) or PayPal

To apply, please send your CV, writing portfolio and two recently published writing samples to

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all freelance inquiries. Please ensure that you fulfill the criteria ahead of submitting your application to us.