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Mark & Mary Devlin

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Mark and Mary Devlin are media entrepreneurs. After studying engineering in Scotland, they moved to Japan in 1989. In 1993 they started handing out a four-page classified ads sheet on Tokyo streets. Over 14 years that sheet grew into Metropolis, Japan’s No 1 English Magazine. In 2000 they founded japantoday.com, the No. 1 news and discussion site about Japan in English. In 2007 Mark & Mary sold their businesses and moved to the United States where they opened Kroaky’s, a private karaoke room business. In 2014 they launched Newslines, an innovative news timeline site, which was followed by NewsBlocks, a blockchain-based marketplace for news data. In June 2020 they launched The Majority to fight back against Nationalism in Scotland. They have two children and live in Glasgow.

24 Apr, 2001

A tour round the Metropolis office

TV Appearance

MX TV’s World in Tokyo program gives viewers a tour of the Tokyo Classified office. Mark:

All these ads came from the readers, so the readers made the magazine bigger and bigger.

About Japan Today:

We want to really promote the idea that foreigners and Japanese people can come together and start to talk about things and make better communication.

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