|Circulation||30,000 (2006, unverified)|
|First issue||February 1994|
|Company||Japan Partnership Inc.|
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The magazine was first published in 1994 as the Tokyo Classified. Early editions, in the broadsheet style, consisted of classified advertisements sourced from shop notice boards.Initially distributed with the Daily Yomiuri , the free magazine is now distributed across Tokyo and beyond to companies, embassies, hotels, bars and restaurants. The magazine was originally owned and operated by Mark and Mary Devlin, renamed Metropolis in 2001, and sold to Japan Inc. Holdings in 2007.
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