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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Yoko Ishikawa

Director

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.

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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.

Caroline

Caroline

Assistant Editor

Caroline is from the Philippines and the UK. She finished university at Edinburgh and has worked as a teacher, researcher, manager and horse-trainer.

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.

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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.

Sonya

Sonya

Visual Content Editor

Originally a Ukrainian who grew up in the vast wonders of New York City, Sonya has attended New York Film Academy in Los Angeles for a BFA in directing and screenwriting. Ever since, she has been writing and directing her own short films and TV dramas, sending them off to various film festivals. She is currently dedicated to produce quality video content for Metropolis Tokyo.

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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.

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.

Eugene

Eugene

Account Executive

Eugene is from Belarus but has lived in Ireland for 10 years. He has a B.A in Business Studies and Japanese Language, speaks 4 languages and is now coordinating sales and promotion at Metropolis.