Company - GPlusMedia


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 Fujisankei 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.

In 2020, we added Japan Info and Real Estate Japan to our group of information portals providing necessary English and foreign language information about life in Japan.

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.


GPlusMedia Inc.


May 2001 (Founded 1999)


Kevin Holdaway


Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd.

Company milestones


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


GPlusMedia is established.


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


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


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


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


CareerEngine Shanghai office opens in China.


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


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


GaijinPot website 20th anniversary.


GPlusMedia consolidates with subsidiary companies Japan Info, Real Estate Japan and Vision Consulting Services.


In April 2022, GPlusMedia was acquired by Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd.