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Published by Tokyo Reporter Media, The Tokyo Reporter was founded in 2008. In offering salacious news bites on crime and culture from Japan, the site provides a mix of news and features in striving to provide a unique look at the under side of the Land of the Rising Sun.

The site has been featured inside a number of publications, including The Washington PostNumber 1 Shimbun, the magazine of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, CNN and Time Out Tokyo.