Titus North started working for Global Finance Information, which had just been acquired by the Thomson Corporation, in April 1989 in their Tokyo office, where for a time he served as bureau chief. He started working on Thomson's "Japan Watch" product, which was created by Thomson's Benjamin Fulford, in 1993. In 1995 he convinced Thomson to base its newspaper translating operations to Pittsburgh in order to take advantage of the time zone difference. Soon afterwords he brought on Dan Papia, who had originally joined Thomson in 1990. Together, Titus and Dan have scanned the Japanese newspapers every single market day since 1996 for key news stories not otherwise accessible to the non-Japanese reader. Titus has also taught Political Economy at the University of Pittsburgh, with an emphasis on Japan and East Asia.