About Us

Metropolis is Japan’s No 1 English magazine.

30,000 copies of Metropolis are distributed every second week. The magazine is read by over 70,000 readers from up to 1000 distribution points throughout Tokyo, Yokohama and Chiba. There are a further 30,000 regular internet readers.

Japan has the wealthiest international community in the world. Metropolis readers are 79% business professionals in Tokyo with an average income of ¥437,375/month. 52% pick up Metropolis every issue. 59% keep copies for reference.

Metropolis has 250 clients in each issue, the largest of any English magazine. Most Metropolis advertisers are long-term clients that started with small sizes, received good results and have upgraded their ad sizes.

Up to 30,000 copies every second week



Neil Butler


Jeff W. Richards (Editor-in-Chief)
Mike Kanert (Editor)
Lisa Wallin (Editorial Assistant)
Helen Langford-Matsui (Classifieds)
Anna Cock Gibson (Proofreader)
Taiichi Izawa (Intern)


Dan Grunebaum (Entertainment)
Don Morton (Movies)


Kohji Shiiki (Art Director)
Davi Azevedo (Designer)


Akane Ochi (Sales Director)
Karl Nakashima (Sales Manager)
Kanae Mochizuki, Hinson Leung, Jonathan Grogan (Sales Executives)
Ai Hosokawa (Sales Assistant)


Jeanette Komatsu (Manager) Michiko Anezaki(Administration/Classifieds)


Guilhem Malfré (IT and Web Developer)
Wouter Thielen (Web Developer)


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

Phone 81-3-4588-2277

Fax 81-3-4588-2278

Commercial Classifieds: commercial@metropolis.co.jp
Letters to the Editor: letters@metropolis.co.jp

International Dance School in Meguro
Classic ballet, contemporary, theatre classes in English
Reserve your winter break flight tickets!
Lots of deals in Oct & Nov too!
Ebisu Best Color International Hair Salon
Cut: ¥5,940~, Highlights: ¥8,650, -20% off first visit
Search Guesthouse at OAKHOUSE
120 Locations, 2050 Rooms. Click more info!
Toranomon Hills Dental Clinic
English-speaking, American Dental Association certified
Curly Hair Specialist in Tokyo
Nepenji's Kiyoko has tips for your tresses
Sharehouses located all over Tokyo.
Luxurious accommodation at affordable prices.
Serviced Apartments Azabu Court
Daily, weekly, monthly extended stay studios/suites
Friendly Female English Speaking Dentist
Pediatric, orthodontic and cosmetic treatments
Accommodation in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba
Car Accident & Other Legal Problems
Legal advice from English speaking attorney-at-law
REAL ESTATE in Tokyo - Rent & Sale
Best source for expat housing, office, investment
Tokyo Furnished Apartments
No Key money, deposit, agent fee, guarantor!