GPlusMedia provides tightly focused, proven effective marketing communications solutions for companies seeking to reach the foreign community in Japan, visitors to Japan, people around the world interested in Japan and English-speaking Japanese people with global points of view. We do this by leveraging our stable of market-leading online media and applying the talents of our international team of planning, sales, editorial and creative professionals to develop tailor-made campaigns targeting our audiences.
We launched GaijinPot.com in 1999 with the goal of creating a new English-language information source for our core target group at the time: people living and working in Japan. The website was developed by foreigners in Japan, for foreigners in Japan, and it quickly drew a large and diverse following.
We continued to develop our media operations and marketing capabilities in tune with the rapidly changing Japanese market in the 2000s. As the popularity of our media grew, we also earned the attention of a growing number of Japanese companies keen to reach the international community.
Today, we own and operate seven unique online media brands. In addition to GaijinPot, we manage a Japan-centric news site that consistently outperforms the competition, job sites that wrote the book on recruiting foreigners in Japan, an English-language real estate information portal available in Chinese, as well as English, and a site produced specifically to provide topical Japan information to foreign women. What’s more, we have applied the expertise gained through owned media management to develop marketing campaigns covering the full range of media available today, from our own and client websites, to popular social networks, to video and printed publications.
In 2015, GPlusMedia joined the Fujiasankei group, one of Japan’s largest media groups, an affirmation of the core values that have always charted our course, allowing us to provide unequaled marketing solutions for our Japanese and global clients.
Name: GPlusMedia Inc. (member of the Fujisankei Group)
Established: May 2001 (founded in 1999)
Address: Higashi-Azabu IS Bldg. 4F, 1-8-1 Higashi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0044
President: Tadashi Tokizawa
General manager: Kieron Cashell
Founders and members of the board: Erik Gain and Peter Wilson
Shareholder: GPlusMedia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fuji Media Lab LLC