GPlusMedia has acquired 100 of “”, a leading English community site for women in Japan

May 1st, 2012About us, Announcement, News

GPlusMedia Co., Ltd. (“GPlusMedia”), a Tokyo-based Internet media company, announced today that it has acquired 100% of (“Being A Broad”,, a leading English community site for women in Japan, from Caroline Pover.



Being A Broad, In 1997, Caroline Pover recognized a need for foreign women in Japan to have a space in which to share their experiences, commiserate, celebrate, encourage, laugh, and cry together, and launched the Being A Broad magazine for foreign women in Japan, followed by the accompanying website, newsletter, and network. After 13 issues, she folded the magazine and embarked upon her first book.

As well as the book and the magazine, the BAB Girls’ Night Out events have provided hundreds of foreign women a monthly outlet for chatting about life in Japan, our clothing swaps have helped foreign women find clothes that fit–both our bodies and personalities–and the Career Seminar Series lends a hand to anyone hoping to further their career or even begin a whole new one. The online newsletters and forums have also helped foreign women connect and stay in touch, no matter their location in Japan or back at home.

Recently, Being A Broad has made a commitment to serving women outside of Tokyo, and has welcomed several BAB Reps to the team. These specially-selected women have shown a commitment to supporting their community and act as distribution points for the magazine within their communities, as well as local event hosts.



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