Japan Market Entry

Expanding to the Japan Market

For over 10 years, Apex has supported global brands and startups with market entry to Japan. Our team will guide you through the complexities of making your first key hire, formally establishing your business, and arranging all necessary functions essential to operating successfully in Japan.


Japan's Trusted Market Entry Partner

The world’s third largest economy is rife with opportunity for businesses looking to enter the Japan market. However, attempting to navigate Japanese government regulations, cultural customs, and language barriers can abruptly halt those aspirations if not equipped with the right personnel for the job.

Partnering with Apex ensures these challenges and deterrents will be alleviated. We will guide you through making your first key hire, formally establishing your business, and arranging all necessary functions essential to operating successfully in Japan. Supporting these market entry functions requires a deep understanding of Japanese culture and business practices. The team at Apex is strategically qualified to do so, with a majority staff of native Japanese, bilingual speakers. This team of award-winning Consultants is led by four Directors that combined have over 56 years of experience recruiting in Japan.

As Japan’s trusted executive search and market entry partner, we promise to extend the same level of world-class support to our partners across the globe throughout the entire market entry process.


Search Process & Timeline

Kickoff Meeting

Kickoff meeting with HR and/or hiring manager. Discuss position specs, updated stakeholder expectations, business plans and all timelines.

Market Mapping

Research & market mapping. Apex creates a target long list of companies and candidates. This becomes our working list with the client.

Consensus Meeting

Consensus meeting with client on priority targets, deduction to short list. Additional market insights discussed and assigned at client request.

Candidate Assessment

Apex finalizes candidate assessment on qualifications, and prepares assessment and CVs to be sent to client.

Interview Process

All necessary rounds of interviews will be held. Client to provide initial feedback within 48 hours of interview unless otherwise agreed upon.

Offer & Reference Check

Offer and reference check. Apex to manage the process.

Ongoing Assistance

Offer accepted. Ongoing assistance to client and candidate to ensure success moving forward.

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Discuss your market entry needs with Apex

Apex delivers strong profile and highly skilled candidates that match the job description requirements. Their candidate know how, network and experience helped us to initiate contact and integrate the candidate into our company. We are very happy with the candidate selected by Apex. K.K. consulting service. Thank you for the professional recruitment consulting service throughout the selection and follow up. We really appreciated it and strongly recommend Apex.

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