Company - GPlusMedia

Company

Japan’s online English media leader.

GPlusMedia has over 20 years’ experience providing English services and information to foreigners in Japan.

We have real-world experience in finding people jobs, assisting companies fill positions and helping foreign residents adjust to life in Japan. Our multinational team can create effective strategies for clients that want to connect with their target demographic in Japan.

We launched the GaijinPot information portal in 1999 as an English-language resource that was lacking in the market for people living and working in Japan. The website was developed by and for foreigners — and it quickly drew a large, loyal and diverse following. It grew to comprise listings of jobs, apartments and personal classified ads.

In the 2000s, GPlusMedia expanded its media and marketing operations with the acquisition of Japan Today, the country’s No. 1 English-language news and commentary site. The popularity of our online channels earned the attention of Japanese companies keen to reach the international community here in Japan.

In 2015, GPlusMedia was acquired by Fuji Sankei Communications, one of Japan’s largest media groups, allowing us to provide unequaled marketing solutions for our clients.

As part of GPlusMedia’s commitment to help foreigners with life in Japan, we recently started offering study-in-Japan courses and online learning as well as up-to-date travel information covering all of Japan on our GaijinPot platform.

Our digital marketing expertise has expanded beyond websites to include the use of social media networks, video and printed publications.

Today, GPlusMedia owns and operates four leading online English media brands. In addition to GaijinPot and Japan Today, we also own and run CareerEngine and Savvy Tokyo.

Corporate info

Name

GPlusMedia Inc.

Established

May 2001 (Founded 1999)

President

Tadashi Tokizawa

Shareholder

GPlusMedia is a subsidiary of Fuji Sankei Media Communications and its affiliates.

Company milestones

1999

GaijinPot launches as Japan’s first English-language web portal with information for foreigners in Japan.

2001

GPlusMedia is established.

2004

GPlusMedia starts operations of the first official recruiting website of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ).

2006

Real Estate Japan debuts as a multilingual site with information on real estate properties for sale and rent in Japan.

2007

GPlusMedia acquires English-language news website Japan Today (online since 2000).

2009

ACCJ recruiting website is re-launched as CareerEngine, a new GPlusMedia jobs site.

2010

CareerEngine Shanghai office opens in China.

2013

Savvy Tokyo launches as a lifestyle information website for foreign women living in the city and further afield in Japan.

2015

GPlusMedia is acquired by Fuji Media Lab LLC and becomes a member of the Fujisankei Communications Group.

2019

GaijinPot 20th anniversary.