Your why.
Driven by ours.
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At Zensho Agency, we‘ve reimagined executive search by turning the traditional management-agent relationship upside down. Mindfully.

 

Leading Japan's Recruitment Revolution


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Why

Our reason for being is simple: freedom.

It defines who we are as recruiters, empowering us to achieve the things in life that matter most. It also fuels how we live. Commitment to excellence in mind, body and soul makes us ambassadors for change. Beyond striving to be the best in the world at what we do, we intend to be the best for the world through how we do it.

Client, candidate or recruiter, our why supports yours.

How

Change the game.
Be radically transparent.

By offering autonomy and rewards unparalleled in the market, we continue to attract and engage the industry’s finest. Our recruiters are free to unleash their full passion, agility and expertise toward achieving extraordinary results.

What

Two divisions.
One culture.

We’re an exclusive, award-winning tribe bound by common purpose. Fanatical service powered by a revolutionary cloud-based platform. Whether you excel at finding talent, hiring talent, or exuding talent, we’ve got you covered.


Fifteen years of award-winning service and Japan’s undisputed champion of legal and compliance recruitment.

Our ‘blue ocean’ division, making big waves across diverse industry sectors. Specialists working for specialists.

What

Two divisions.
One culture.

We’re an exclusive, award-winning tribe bound by common purpose. Fanatical service powered by a revolutionary cloud-based platform. Whether you excel at finding talent, hiring talent, or exuding talent, we’ve got you covered.


Fifteen years of award-winning service and Japan’s undisputed champion of legal and compliance recruitment.

Our ‘blue ocean’ division, making big waves across diverse industry sectors. Specialists working for specialists.

Story

Zensho Agency is the brainchild of Japan’s top legal recruitment expert and lifelong martial arts devotee, Robin Doenicke. With headquarters in Tokyo, we’re making news by breaking all the old-school rules about how recruitment is done.

Success comes from what we do.
Fulfillment from why we do it.

Andean mountain communities like the Q’ero of Peru understand reciprocity not as the Western idea of quid pro quo, but rather as the most important of life principles. Ayni, broadly defined, is the exchange of energy between humans, nature and the universe. It benefits all.

We appreciate this interconnectedness. Recruitment has given us extraordinary opportunities and success, and in the spirit of Ayni we are determined to share our abundance with those in need, whether they live next door or on the other side of the globe.

Photo taken by Robin Doenicke in the remote Himalayan village of Khare, Nepal, in 2013.

Media & Awards

Street Creds

Zensho Agency has provided access and answers about this opportunity which I could not have obtained/accomplished by myself as an outsider/prospective candidate for this employment position.

Head of Intellectual PropertyGlobal Consumer Goods Company

Zensho was pivotal in our most important partner hire to-date; they have an eye for the candidates who appeal.

Managing PartnerUK Law Firm

Zensho Agency has always demonstrated the highest degree of ethics, integrity and professionalism in all my dealings with them over the years. Zensho Agency knows the market well and is a pleasure to deal with.

General CounselUS Investment Bank

Zensho has consistently referred strong candidates to us at both the partner and associate level. They are courteous in following up, and not too aggressive in trying to create a deal where there isn't one, or putting words into the mouths of either employers or candidates.

General CounselUS Multinational

I have thoroughly enjoyed your sensible and efficient approach. In addition, I found that you really listened to the feedback we provided and took this into account for the future. This did set you aside from other legal recruiters whom I have met in Tokyo.

VP of LegalGlobal Entertainment Company

Zensho has helped me make the transition from private practice to inhouse. Leaving a very reputable law firm was not an easy decision, but Zensho's personal attention and sincerity, together with a deep understanding of my situation, helped the entire process run efficiently and successfully.

Head of LegalUS Multinational

The depth of Robin's understanding of the Tokyo market is unparalleled. He's without a doubt the go-to recruiter for our placement needs as he is always able to come up with attractive candidates at every level. Much more than a mere matchmaker, he is able to provide the insight needed to close the deal. Impressive!

Managing PartnerUS Law Firm

The due diligence, perseverance and delivery of excellent spot-on information which Zensho has located and reported on about the availability of this employment position has been astounding.

Head of Intellectual PropertyGlobal Consumer Goods Company

Zensho has represented our firm well and has made the effort to understand our recruitment strategy. We have found Zensho's consultants to be professional, pleasant to deal with and provide prompt updates. They are collaborative, proactive and attentive to our recruitment needs and feedback.

Executive DirectorUS Law Firm

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