Prestige English media in Japan
Fuji TV-Lab, LLC, a subsidiary of Fuji Media Holdings, Inc., has announced the acquisition of GPlusMedia Co., Ltd.
GPlusMedia, a pioneer media company targeting the international community in Japan and abroad, operates several leading English-language websites such as Japan Today, which covers breaking news from Japan, and GaijinPot, which offers job and lifestyle information for foreigners in Japan and global readers who are interested in Japan.
The Japanese government has set an annual target of 20 million foreign visitors to Japan in 2020 for the Tokyo Olympic/Paralympics Games and GPM expects this will increase the demand for media targeting foreign residents and visitors to Japan at an accelerated pace.
In the context of this trend, GPlusMedia joins the Fuji Media Holdings group to strengthen its ability to connect foreign residents and visitors to Japanese companies and people.
Going forward, GPlusMedia will make the best use of the FMH group’s marketing know-how and resources in order to enhance its existing businesses as well as Fuji TV-Lab’s web-based business and the FMH group’s human resources, real estate and advertising businesses. It will also develop new business fields such as health, education, food and entertainment.
In addition, GPM will focus on a diversification of its business through a solution service including marketing support and production of contents for Japanese companies which are engaged in the ever-growing inbound business, holding events for foreigners and the possibility of collaboration with the MICE / IR business.
GPM co-founders, Peter Wilson and Erik Gain, will continue being engaged in the new management team, and strive to help GPM enhance the FMH group’s corporate value.