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Japan Partnership Holdings Inc. is a marketing and multimedia communications company with an international and diverse team dedicated to creating business partnerships between Japan and the world. We help grow your business by providing tailored and innovative marketing solutions through creativity, technology and strategy. Find out how we can help your brand grow by browsing our Services Page and the successes of our past clients.

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Our flagship publication, Metropolis, has been a mainstay of the international community in Japan for more than 27 years. Metropolis magazine and are the go-to platforms for brands looking to connect with English-speaking residents and tourists in Japan. By leveraging our influential content, we can help you spread your message, expand your reach and boost your sales.
The magazine reaches over 70,000 readers through 10,000 distribution points across Tokyo, Yokohama and Chiba. Additionally, it has an online presence of over 60,000 regular readers each month. Many Metropolis advertisers are long-term clients who started with smaller ad sizes and upgraded to larger formats after experiencing positive results.

Metropolis Magazine Distribution Locations

Metropolis Magazine has over 10,000 distribution locations around Japan including up-market residential buildings and hotels, embassies, popular restaurants, bars and clubs, international company offices, local businesses, shopping centers, international universities and schools.

Japan’s English-language real estate database

MetroHomes is one of the largest online databases of English-language real estate properties in Japan. By partnering with some of Japan’s largest bilingual realtors, we can aggregate, classify, and offer search and inquiry services on thousands of properties. Our expertise lies in fast, technologically competent data aggregation, search, and retrieval, and we focus on these points to keep MetroHomes simple and easy to use.

Metro Homes
Metro Dining

Tokyo’s largest database of user-reviewed restaurants and bars

MetroDining is a comprehensive list of the most popular restaurants and bars in Tokyo, all recommended by international users. Users can write reviews and add new places, with establishments ranked based on their location in Tokyo.

English and Japanese-speaking printing services

Metro-Print offers fast and reliable printing services with a focus on customer service. Our bilingual staff can assist with general inquiries, orders as well as specialized technical and design support. We offer a wide range of printing services and can provide domestic and international delivery.

Metro Print


Neil Butler


Neil Butler

From Australia, Bachelor Business, Monash University, Australia. Neil has been in business in Japan and Asia for 38 years, working in media, marketing, branding, management, trade facilitation and business development. Neil implemented one of Australia's largest single international consumer marketing program, the 'Aussie Beef' branding program in Japan. He speaks both English and Japanese.


Yoko Ishikawa

Yoko studied at the international department of Sophia University and spent her high school years in the USA. She spent 22 years in hospital management and 28 years as an English instructor. Founded and has for 10 years been successfully running her own NPO in order to showcase Japanese culture to the world.

Yoko Ishikawa
Jessie Carbutt

Senior Editor

Jessie Carbutt

Since graduating from Lancaster University in the UK with a BA in English Literature, Creative Writing and French, Jess has worked as a writer, editor, content curator and social media consultant in Europe and Japan. Currently, she is the assistant editor at Metropolis Magazine and digital media consultant for Japan Partnerships Holdings’ clients, working with SNS, online and print media.


Arden Kreuzer

Southern California-born, Tokyo-based writer and editor, Arden, is a graduate of Temple University Japan with a BA in Asian Studies and Japanese. Arden brings a distinctive perspective to her writing, informed by a background in sociology, East Asian history and journalism. As an editor at Metropolis Magazine, Arden uses her deep understanding of Japanese and American cultural contexts to create engaging content across several forms of media including SNS, online and print platforms.

Arden Kreuzer
Patrick Balfe


Patrick Balfe

Born and raised in Australia, Patrick has lived in Tokyo since 2017 and has served as an editor at Metropolis Magazine since 2021. A graduate of Queensland University of Technology, Patrick has a background in the Australian and Japanese music industries as a festival producer and concert promoter and brings this knowledge of arts and culture to the Metropolis editorial team.

Editor & Digital Media Associate

Takeshi Dylan Sadachi

Born in 1997, Takeshi spent their childhood in Connecticut before attending high school in both Japan and the U.S. They studied Liberal Arts at Waseda University with a focus on gender and post-colonialism, and also attended SOAS University of London. Starting their career as a writer for LGBTQ+ media while studying, they have worked as an editor for a fashion and beauty media outlet and culture magazine since graduation. Takeshi was honored with a fully-funded scholarship from the UK government, prompting their return to SOAS University of London to research Japanese queer culture. Since coming back to Japan in late 2023, they now engage in editing and content production at Metropolis Magazine.

Takeshi Dylan Sadachi
Takeshi Dylan Sadachi

Digital Marketing Manager

Joel Chudleigh

Joel is originally from the UK and has 20 years of experience in digital marketing, his strengths are Google Ads, Meta Ads and email marketing as well as the overall digital marketing strategy that supports these channels. His passion is to use the internet to connect like-minded people and to create value for clients and businesses. Outside of work he likes to be outdoors surfing and hiking.

Web Developer / Designer

Fernando Goya

From São Paulo, Brazil. Fernando has been programming for more than 15 years building websites and systems. He is passionate about technology, music and discovering new places. He speaks Portuguese, English and Japanese.

Fernando Goya
Natsuki Araki

Web Director / Designer

Natsuki Araki

Born in Fukuoka City. After graduating from high school, Natsuki moved to New York to become a professional dancer. When she was a student in university in New York, the web design class she studied led her to the path of web designer. After graduating from university, she gained experience as a web designer in All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) Manhattan office. Since returning to Japan, she has continued to strengthen her skills at various companies such as an entertainment company and a web production company, and she became a freelancer. She joined Metropolis and now manages several companies' projects, overseeing everything from direction to design and coding.

Executive Sales Director

Nobuo (Nick) Nakazawa

Born in Tokyo, Nick majored in Corporate Management at Aoyama Gakuin University, Faculty of Business Administration. He was a member of the university's American Football Club. After graduation, he served as Sales & Marketing Manager in the Overseas Business Development Department for an international travel & hotel magazine TRAVEL JOURNAL, and a weekly hotel & restaurant magazine, making over 180 business trips to 50 countries worldwide. He has also held sales and marketing positions in fashion magazines and English information magazines just like Metropolis.

Nobuo (Nick) Nakazawa
Taichiro Tsutsumi


Taichiro Tsutsumi

Taichiro has extensive experience as a web designer and web director, creating over 500 websites, including corporate and e-commerce sites. In addition, he participated in the launch of a smartphone case business and served as executive director (business manager) for about 5 years. He has sold 3,000 cases per month in Shenzhen and Guangzhou in China, Taiwan and all over Japan. He specializes in everything from problem identification to solution.


Masahiro Hirasawa

Born in Nigata. After graduating from university, he has been working in the entertainment industry in charge of sales and advertising. In the advertising business, he has been creating effective plans for the products. As the planning salesman, he has proposed figures from target analysis. Furthermore he has been in charge of the new plan, budget management, administration, and the negotiation with copyright holders and performers in the production work.

Masahiro Hirasawa


Company Name
Japan Partnership Holdings Inc.
Neil Butler
Head Office
3-1-6-B1 Moto-Azabu, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 106-0046, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)50-1791-1077
26th December, 2014
Multimedia, digital media, publishing, advertising, web design and development, PR, marketing, event management, entertainment, market research, sales, translation, import/export, talent management


Mitsubishi Corporation
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
American Airlines
Tokyo Tourism Authority
Yokohama Convention and Business Bureau
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Japan Tourism Agency
Western Union
Cathay Pacific Airlines

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