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.

Japan Partnership Holdings Inc.

We’re also much more than a magazine. We’re a marketing and multimedia communications company dedicated to creating business partnerships between Japan and the world. Through our diverse services, including Augmented Reality Public Relations (AR PR), SNS, content creation, printing, events organizing, web design, translation and more, we help grow our business while servicing companies and individuals looking to expand theirs by promoting their products and services in Japan. Find out more about how we can help your business. 

Who We Are

Publisher & Chief Executive Officer
Neil Butler


Co-Editor & Social Media Coordinator
Jessie Carbutt

Mike Smith

Anna Cock Gibson

Art Director 
Ken Ulrich

Events Coordinator
Takahiro Kanazawa

Contributing Editors

Don Morton


Art Director
Ken Paasche


Web Developer / Designer
Fernando Goya

Web Designer
Natsuki Araki

Advertising & Marketing

Sales Managers
Karl Nakashima
Niki Kaihara
Tatsuki Butler

Media Associate
Josh Kawakami

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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
Japan Partnership Holdings: info@japanpartnershipholdings.com