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About us

Our Approach

PAL believes consulting is the most important step in recruiting. We value talented candidates and recognize them as potentially the greatest assets of client companies. Our specialists meet with each candidate, often several times over several months, before introducing matched positions at reputable companies. As a result of our “passion to partner,” our primary goal is to forge lasting relationships based on our core values of Teamwork, Integrity, and Humility.

Established in 2010, our service is focused on mid-career recruiting. We introduce candidates in the Japanese labor pool to a variety of positions. Services are offered on a retained and project basis.


Changing jobs can be one of the biggest decisions in a person’s life. As such, we interview each Tokyo-based candidate in person and provide career-shaping consultation before identifying job matches. This helps ensure a cultural match between client companies and candidates, something that is ultimately far more important than simple qualifications.


The majority of our clients are capitalized in the United States, Europe, India, or China. The remainder are Japanese companies with an entrepreneurial spirit. Whether a small business or large enterprise, we take the time to understand clients’ business, culture, history, and priorities. Our company structure is based on industry specialization. This approach enables team members to knowledgably explain a client’s business and culture to potential hires. It also enhances candidate satisfaction as well as the probability—and profitability—of a long-term match. Our notable introduction-to-hire ratio saves valuable time for clients and candidates.

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