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Rocco Trapanese

Managing Director - Accounting & Finance

1. What is your speciality?
I've been recruiting for accounting and finance candidates since 2006 in Tokyo.  

 

2. What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love the candidates.  Accounting and finance professionals are the best people in the world to recruit for.  They are incredibly loyal, hardworking, logical and intelligent.  I'm so lucky to have started in this area.

 

3. What did you study in university?
International Business (BS) and Japanese (BA) from San Francisco State University with a one year study-abroad at Waseda.

 

4. How long have you been in japan?
Since 2005.  I came here immediately after graduating from university so I only know Japan! I hold permanent residency and my wife is Japanese. We have two daughters (both in elementary school) so the Trapanese ladies thoroughly outnumber me. 

 

5. Any sports or hobbies?
I was on the wrestling team for six years in middle school and high school.  I got big into weight training during college.  However, I got injured once in my 20's and started playing the much safer sport of table tennis (more than 7 years now) in Japan. I also play chess at least once a day and I am aiming for a 2000+ rating in the near future. I realized my hobbies have become polar opposites with age.