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Executive Search in Japan

Find your next hire in Japan

From labour laws and compliance to the increasingly candidate-driven market, it can be difficult to find qualified candidates in Japan to fit your growing business. Our experienced team of consultants in Tokyo can help you navigate the challenges and complexities of the Japanese market, and attract and hire top senior leaders to drive your organisation forward.


Looking to hire in Japan? Contact our executive search team in Tokyo.

Meet the team

Our dedicated team in Tokyo is here to help you secure talent with the right experience, competencies and cultural fit. With expertise in a vast range of industries, our experienced consultants can help you find, attract and hire qualified candidates across Japan.

Jonathan HughesDirector, Head of Japan
Human Resources
Hirohito AzumaAssociate Director
Accounting & Finance
Jonathan NaylorAssociate Director
Sales & Marketing
Liam HegartyAssociate Director
Sales & Marketing

Practice areas

We use our longstanding network in Japan to provide you with specialist expertise at both the sector and functional level.  

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What makes Profile, A WilsonHCG Company, the right partner? 

We are flexible, pragmatic, and personal. We act as partners to our clients, with the single goal of helping them achieve their human capital objectives.

In this extremely competitive talent landscape, we fully represent our clients throughout the recruitment process. From approaching the candidate about an opportunity to the offer stage and beyond, we take the time to understand our clients, leading to a high success rate. The supply of talent in Asia is tight, and, at Profile, we believe this advocacy approach is key.

Our approach


For each search, we create a dedicated team of 4-6 people, including a team lead and senior consultants across multiple geographies, all of whom have specialist functional knowledge and a long tenure in their practice areas.


We use multiple, proactive approaches to source the right candidates given high performing professionals are hard to find, including actively mapping and headhunting key individuals as well as using our extensive database of talent, discrete online advertising, referrals and our consultants’ regional networks. Our team of experienced in-house researchers are adept at finding and attracting high-quality candidates, including those who might not necessarily be actively looking. Throughout the process, we offer market and competitor intelligence. We never outsource research.


Candidates are interviewed and screened using a behavioural-based approach, with questions structured around the appropriate technical and interpersonal competencies required. Throughout the process, candidates are briefed thoroughly, and detailed feedback is gathered after each interview stage.

Recruitment in Japan: Accelerating results in a candidate-driven market

Recruitment in Japan can prove challenging due to its candidate-driven market. WilsonHCG's Talent in Japan paper breaks down several ways to find and attract talent to meet critical business needs in an increasingly competitive landscape. 

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Speak to one of our experienced consultants in Japan today.

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