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Mark & Mary Devlin

First issue of Tokyo Classified published

24 Feb, 1994

After months of planning the first issue of Tokyo Classified is published. Mark designs and lays out the magazine while Mary sells the ads. Classified ads are collected from various noticeboards throughout Tokyo and through a¬†Macintosh-based voicemail system linked to a premium-rate telephone line.¬†The four-page sheet is handed out in about 15 locations where foreigners hang out by a “target team”. Mary:

There was just no information in English.

Tokyo Classified – Metropolis 1994