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 Inc., with between 20,000 to 30,000 copies distributed to over 600 locations in the Kanto area 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
Metropolis doesn’t cover the past: we show you the future—online, in print and in person. With a focus on upcoming events and exhibitions—including the city’s most comprehensive events listings—we keep visitors and residents alike tuned into what’s happening in the world’s greatest conurbation.