About Us



We are a bilingual recruitment agency based in Tokyo. We do not only recruit, we give sound advice by offering flexible hiring solutions to clients and optimal job options to candidates.  We want what is best for our clients and candidates alike by first understanding their unique needs and then tailor our solutions to fit with those needs, in a cost-effective and timely manner.

We are unified by our passion to help all candidates: passive, unemployed, working mothers,  single mothers,  senior citizens over 60 and we deliver on our commitments. We came together to change the recruiting landscape, celebrate Monday mornings and help all the unemployed and active jobseekers find a job they love.

The Advisory Group is here to advise you on the type of hiring solution that is most beneficial and cost-efficient, as we have a pool of bilingual talent ready for each hiring needs below:

Contingency Search (Permanent Hiring) - Our Advisory Group will source candidates that meet with your requirements, guide you through the entire interview process, and negotiate with candidates on your behalf at the offer stage.

Interim Staffing (Temporary/Contract/Project-based Hiring) - This is a great short-term solution to your immediate recruitment needs. Especially for sudden employee resignation, maternity leaves coverage, company hiring freeze, ERP projects or special assignments, work overload during the busy or peak season. We can have a pool of readily available experts to help you cover the tasks and responsibilities during the interim period, bridging the gap and ensure business continuity.


At The Advisory Group, our goal is your ultimate goal; The ability to provide a cost-effective, and optimal solution exclusively catered to your hiring needs. Our advisors will work with you closely to understand all aspects of your company, culture, and employ this understanding to introduce you the perfect candidate.

We understand that attracting, selecting and recruiting the right candidate for your company can be challenging and time-consuming. This is why we are here: to make your life easier, and to guide you through the hiring process without deviating from your daily tasks and critical business.

We work every day with multinational companies and partner with bilingual professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest information about the current market demand for bilingual talents. We will advise you on the current market situation, and work with you on a hiring strategy to attract the best available candidates.

As the market is moving quickly and great talents often have multiple offers, it is critical to move fast and deliver results in a timely manner. Our team of advisors understand this importance and will work with a “sense of urgency” to ensure that we address the recruitment needs of both side; clients and candidates.

We believe our exceptional track record only remains as good as our last successful placement. We always take the time to fully understand our clients’ needs and candidates’ career ambitions to achieve the ideal result for both stakeholders.


To help our clients and candidates achieve high levels of customer satisfaction, together we set new standards of excellence in the recruitment industry. This new set of standards of excellence can only be achieved by building the most effective relationships with each client and candidate.

 Our 3 Key Values:

High Standards:  Adhere to the highest professional recruitment standards

  • Observe high ethical standards

  • Preserve client confidences

  • Manage client and firm resources cost-effectively

High Performance:  Improve our clients’ hiring performance significantly

  • Deliver the best talents to all clients

  • Bring innovations in recruitment practice to clients

  • Build enduring relationships based on trust

Exceptional People:  Create an unrivalled environment for exceptional people

  • Be nonhierarchical and inclusive

  • Sustain a caring meritocracy

  • Develop one another through apprenticeship and mentoring


October 2015:  FocusCore Advisory K.K. was established in Kyobashi, Tokyo.

July 2018:  FocusCore Advisory K.K. rebranded into the Advisory Group K.K. with office in Meguro and recruiting for Finance, Accounting, HR, IT and SCM positions.