Neil Butler

CEO

From Australia, Bachelor Business, Monash University, Australia. Neil has been in business in Japan and Asia for 36 years, working in marketing, branding, management, trade facilitation and business development. Neil implemented Australia's largest single international consumer marketing program. He is bilingual (English/Japanese).

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Paul McInnes

Editor-in-Chief

From Glasgow, Scotland, MA and M.Phil in Literature from the University of Glasgow. Former writer and contributing editor to The Japan Times, Time Out Tokyo, Tokyo Weekender, the Telegraph, TokyoFashion, Stylus and Sportswear International. Currently Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis.

Stephan

Stephan

Editor

A graduate of the University of the Arts London, Stephan has over 10 years experience living and working in Japan for a variety of publications and is currently the editor and contributing photographer at Metropolis.

Andrew

Andrew

Assistant Editor

American raised in Tokyo, Japan. B.A. English with Honors from Brown University. Former writer for Popular Mechanics, Dell's Power More, The College Hill Independent, and Brown Political Review. Editor of the Voices from Japan exhibition catalog.

Claas

Claas

Art Director

From Germany. MA in graphic design from the Royal Danish Academy of Arts. Over 7 years of experience from large and small offices, and as an independent designer. Passionate about creating engaging designs in both print and digital, with a focus on editorial design and info graphics. Spending his free time at museums, hiking and taking photos, or enjoying good food, wine and sake.

Fernando Goya

Fernando

Developer / Designer

From São Paulo, Brazil. Fernando has been programming for more than 10 years building websites and systems. He is passionate about technology, music and discovering new places.

Natsuki

Natsuki

Web Designer

Natsuki is an ex-professional dancer and a mom from Fukuoka. She graduated from a university in New York, and now works as a web designer at Metropolis.

Julia

Julia

Interactive Media Associate

Julia is from Essex, England, and studied music at the University of Leeds. She began her career at a classical music PR agency in London before moving to Japan in 2015. Currently she writes for Metropolis as well as assisting with marketing and communications for the Japan Partnership and their clients. When not in the office, Julia can be found playing the harp in venues around Tokyo.

Masaru

Masaru

Interactive Media Associate

From Tokyo and New York. Studied Political Science and Journalism at Waseda University. Began out as an Editorial Intern, now assisting with marketing for Japan Partnership’s clients as well as writing for Metropolis.

Kaoru

Kaoru

Sales Manager

From Totori. Kaoru has more than 21 years experience in media in both Japan and Australia. In particular, he has achieved great success in niche market (Japanese market in Australia, Foreign Market in Japan) strategy, marketing and promotion.

Niki

Niki

Sales Manager

Born in Kobe, Hyogo. Lived and worked in Kobe, Osaka, Tokyo, Sydney and Honolulu. Resided in Sydney and Hawaii for 15 years. After graduating from school in Sydney, she worked for a Japanese travel agency for nine years, and proceeded to work in Japan for another four years. She joined Metropolis in 2007, and coordinates the print, web and social media surrounding the magazine. Niki has also worked for an advertising agency.

Eri

Eri

Sales Administrator

From Tokyo. After working in Hawaii as a writer targeting Japanese residents, Eri began working at Metropolis in 2016. She handles the office administration and serves as a liaison between the editorial team and sales team. Her hobby is diving.