Cornerstone International Group’s Tokyo office is located in Shibuya-ku, a bustling commercial region in the Tokyo metropolis. Cornerstone Tokyo partners with MNC clients, to solve their most complex talent and organizational challenges in Japan through retained executive searches and leadership development.

Our Core Competences:

The core competences of Cornerstone International Group’s Tokyo office are in three areas:

Executive Search

  • Our executive search practice in Tokyo is led by Simon Wan, Chief Executive of Cornerstone, who also manages the Shanghai as well as a growing number of global Chinese companies establishing and expanding their businesses in Japan.
  • We place bilingual Japanese executives at Japanese companies, which are aggressively recruiting bilingual business managers with global experience as their next generation of leaders, to grow their businesses and meet the challenges at home and abroad.
  • We have also demonstrated strong capabilities in delivering cross border assignments for Japanese companies: searching for, and placing, senior management at their overseas subsidiaries, leveraging Cornerstone International Group’s global network of close to 60 offices in 37 countries.

Leadership Development & Coaching

  • All our leadership consultants are recognized professionals in leadership development, management consulting and talent management, enabling us to provide insightful advisories best fitted to our clients.
  • We have over 100 professional coaches recognized by the International Coaching Federation.  The leadership practice in Tokyo is headed by Paula Sugawara who has over 30 years of experience in Japan, including eight years in  investment banking senior management.

Our Clients

  • US and European companies with regional headquarters in Greater China as well as South-East Asia.
  • Global Chinese companies establishing and expanding their businesses in Japan.
  • Japanese companies recruiting bilingual business leaders and talent.
  • Japanese companies searching for senior management for their overseas subsidiary operations, especially in China and South-East Asia.

Key Differentiators

  • Our proven search methodology and approach are consistent with Cornerstone International Group’s global standards.
  • Quality is what matters most: we deliver the tailor-made services, with an attention to detail, of a boutique search firm, combined with the worldwide reach and network of expertise and resources of a global executive search firm.