Corporate Profile

Recruiting Philosophy

We aim to set the highest standard in accounting & finance recruiting for small and medium enterprises (SME) in Tokyo by providing an efficient, effective and enjoyable service.

The majority of the foreign capital companies in Japan fall into the SME category. Coupled with fierce competition for talent from big companies and the increasing number of Tokyo start-ups, SME employers face immense challenges when searching for the right accounting & finance candidate.

Recruiting difficulties are exacerbated when a strong recruiting partner cannot be found. Career Scout Japan was set-up specifically to provide a higher level of recruiting service to Tokyo's SMEs.

Message from the Managing Director

I am fully committed to delivering a first-class candidate-focused recruiting service to SMEs. This highly candidate-centric and customer service driven recruiting methodology is the product of recruiting expertise I've developed since 2006. To date, I've helped more than 150 mid-career professionals advance their career, many of which obtained pay increases or promotions, at foreign capital companies.

Many large scale global recruiting firms in Tokyo assign the majority of their resources and best recruiters to “big name clients,” which leaves little left over for SMEs. Unfortunately, the service provided produces less than stellar recruiting results. This puts SMEs at risk of missing a critical hire. I set-up Career Scout Japan specifically to address this need for an efficient, effective and enjoyable accounting & finance recruiting service to help SMEs achieve success.

Rocco Trapanese


Rocco Trapanese has been living and working in Japan since 2005. Before starting his recruiting career, Rocco worked in Mie Prefecture as a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) under the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) and studied Japanese and International Business at San Francisco State and Waseda University. Rocco was born and raised in the Bay Area, California, but also calls Japan his home.

Recruiting Track Record

- More than 150 successful bilingual accounting & finance candidate introductions
- Back to back #1 in APAC region award for permanent introductions from global blue-chip recruiting firm

Company Information

Company Name Career Scout Japan K.K.
Recruiting License 13-ユ- 305874
Business Launch 2013
Managing Director Mr. Rocco Trapanese
Business Type Executive Search and Recruitment
Address Daimon Urbanist #502, 2-3-6, Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0012

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Career Scout Japan K.K.

Daimon Urbanist #502, 2-3-6,
Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 105-0012

1 minute from Daimon Subway exit A3