Job description

We are looking for a motivated professional willing to contribute to the international business development of a dynamic Japanese intellectual property law firm.

Develop business opportunities and increase clients

  • Conceptualize and implement new strategies for business development;
  • Prospect and identify new client and key marketing/advertising partners;
  • Negotiate, implement and manage the closing of new business; and
  • Organize business trips and attend conferences to find new clients.

Client relations management

  • Facilitate communication between international client companies and our firm;
  • Discuss complex technical and legal issues arising from Japanese IP law with our clients both orally and in writing;
  • Monitor client relationships;
  • Review internal procedures so that they are in line with clients’ needs and strategies;
  • Negotiate with clients for services and fees;
  • Draft IP related newsletters and presentations;
  • Study IP laws of different jurisdictions;
  • Organize/participate in Japanese IP law seminars for international clients; and
  • Maintaining client database.


Job requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following profile:

– University degree.
– Background in IP or law is preferable (admission to the bar not required but a plus).
– Creative mindset with the ability to conceptualize and implement new ideas to improve our business.
– Organized, keen on details, independent, and motivated.
– Winning personality with excellent communication skills.
– Open-minded and willing to work with different people from various cultural backgrounds.
– Be willing and motivated to go on business trips outside of Japan.
– Work experience: mid-level.

Required language proficiency:

– English: Native level or business fluency

– Japanese: JLPT N2 or higher, or a commitment to learn

– Fluency in other languages such as Chinese, French, German, or other European languages is a plus.


Tokyo, Japan with the possibility of working from home.
Office: Shinjuku Mitsui Building 34th floor, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
About a 6-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station (west exit), Odakyu Shinjuku Station (Odakyu line) and Keio Shinjuku Station (Keio line) About a 2-minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku Station (Marunouchi Line) About a 1-minute walk from Tochomae Station (Oedo line).


Full flextime system (no core hours; standard working hours 7.5 hours per day)


2 days off per week (Saturday and Sunday), National holidays, December 29 - January 3 Annual paid leave (10-25 days/year), Congratulation or condolence leave, Long service leave, Hourly paid leave, etc.


Preferential treatment according to company regulations based on ability and experience,  Bonus: Twice a year (June and November), Salary increase: once a year


Full social insurance,  Severance payment system, Periodic health checkup, Influenza vaccination, Full payment of transportation expenses,  Long Service Allowance(every 5 years), Grants for internal exchange, Grants for club activities, etc.


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