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McKinsey Japan

McKinsey in Japan

McKinsey’s Japan office helps Japanese companies as well as multinationals make significant, sustainable progress against their most pressing goals. We provide world-class expertise tailored to the Japanese context and serve 70 percent of the top 30 Japanese companies, including the industry leaders in most sectors. We support client initiatives such as globalization, corporate and business-unit strategy, and operational improvement in functions such as marketing, sales, sourcing, product development, and supply chain.

McKinsey Japan prides itself on recruiting and developing global leaders, and our extensive alumni network includes the founder of DeNA, CEOs of several multinationals such as Twitter Japan, Puma Japan, Apple Japan, and the EVP of Uniqlo, as well as several private equity executives.

The office spearheads research on a wide range of issues, some of which are featured in the recent book Reimagining Japan. Similarly, we convene industry conferences such as our recent Global Energy forum. We have supported over 30 pro bono initiatives and not-for-profit organizations in the last decade, including Sendai City, Nippon Special Olympics, TOMODACHI, and Doctors Without Borders.


  • 40 years with dedicated office in Japan

    with a dedicated office in Japan

  • 70 percent of engagements supporting Japanese clients

    of engagements supporting Japanese clients

  • 800 projects over five years spanning most sectors

    over five years spanning most sectors

Our people

  • Ken Kajii

    Ken Kajii

    Principal

    A core member of the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology team in Japan, Ken helps organizations develop new business models and growth strategies related to mobile and cloud services.more

  • Tasuku Kuwabara

    Tasuku Kuwabara

    Principal

    Brings emerging-market and industry expertise to support healthcare products and services companies design and implement global growth strategies.more

  • Naoyuki Iwatani

    Naoyuki Iwatani

    Principal

    Brings extensive experience in leading operations transformations in supply-chain management, purchasing-cost optimization, and lean operations.more

Meet more of our people.

Careers

Working at McKinsey Japan

McKinsey Japan provides unique professional and personal development opportunities in one of the world’s most important markets. You will work in mature industries trying to regain momentum as well as serve companies in sectors where innovation is constant.

Joining McKinsey Japan also means working alongside senior thought leaders, and contributing to meaningful industry and economic research. You will learn fast, grow intellectually, and encounter diverse perspectives. Nearly 20 percent of the staff are not Japanese nationals.more

Recent publications

Japan luxury market 2012
report | Consumer & Shopper Insights

Standing tall: Japan's resilient luxury market

Japan's luxury consumers kept up the pace, even after the devastation of last year's disasters. But let the seller beware: The demographics and dynamics of the market are changing.

Women matter Asia
report

Women matter: An Asian perspective

Corporate Asia is failing to tap its huge pool of talented women—an oversight that could impact companies’ growth aspirations given the acute talent shortage in the region.

Reimagining Japan

Reimagining Japan

What does the future hold for Japan? Over 40 McKinsey professionals and outside experts provide insights in Reimagining Japan. more

A yen for global growth
report | Corporate Finance

A yen for global growth: The Japanese experience in cross-border M&A

Without much fanfare, Japanese companies have embarked on an international acquisition binge in recent years. Can they learn from past failures and create value from cross-border deals? In this report, our authors propose four approaches.

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

The new Japanese consumer

March 2010—The attitudes and behavior of Japanese consumers are shifting dramatically, presenting opportunities and challenges for companies in the world’s second-largest retail market.more

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