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Recruitment Agencies in Japan

Due to population reduction, Japan has progressively progressed toward a more international work force in recent years, and there is an increasing range of employment for foreigners if you know where to search. Continue reading to learn how to uncover job opportunities in Japan that are worthy of your resume.

If you would like to find out about Japanese job titles, please refer to Japanese Job Titles in English.

Japan's Top Recruiters for Job Hunting

The substantial reliance on recruiters and talent scouts by Japanese organizations is a distinctive characteristic of job hunting in Japan. In contrast to most foreign employment markets, where the majority of roles are filled primarily through direct hiring, networking, or job search websites, recruiting agencies play a substantial role in mid-career hiring in Japan. Indeed, even on job search websites, many of the advertisements are posted by recruiters rather than by the companies themselves.

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During your job hunt, you are likely to come across the following recruiting agencies.


Hays Japan


Michael Page

Morgan McKinley



RGF also offers RGF Executive Search for bilingual executive search and recruiting services.

Robert Half

Robert Walters

Specialized Group

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