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Haruna Yamakawa is a Director in our Tokyo office, where she specialises in mid-level counsel to general counsel search assignments for corporate clients based in Japan. She also assists associates in making lateral moves.

Haruna strives to be a reliable partner for both her clients and candidates in their searches. Understanding the needs of her clients to deliver the right fit and supporting candidates throughout the process is important to her.

Haruna believes in leading a healthy life and loves kickboxing, yoga and cooking. She is a native Japanese speaker who is fluent in English. In addition, she speaks elementary-level Mandarin and Cantonese, as she picked up these languages while living in Hong Kong for six years.


Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Haruna spent three years with a Tokyo-based legal recruiting firm. There, she sourced and placed legal counsel, heads of legal and general counsel in financial institutions and domestic and international companies.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: J.D.
Sophia University, Tokyo, B.A., in Comparative Culture

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