Growing the ranks of independent personnel to increase happiness in people’s lives

Our Vision



Choosing a Path of Your Own Will and Making That Path the Right One

Did you know that Japan is the world’s third-largest economy and ranks No. 1 in terms of healthy longevity, yet ranks no higher than 50th in terms of happiness? Unfortunately, such shocking figures about Japan are in no short supply: the nation also ranks 132nd out of 139 countries in terms of happiness of working businesspeople. Among developed countries, Japan is dead last in terms of hopes for the future among the young. And only 6% of employees feel passionate about their jobs. Given this state of affairs, I believe we can hardly say that the Japanese people are sufficiently happy.

A great deal of research has been conducted on happiness and its measurement. One conclusion we can draw is that happiness springs less from academic achievement and annual income and more from self-determination. In surveys to determine happiness rankings, Japan scores dreadfully low in terms of freedom to choose one’s own path in life, testifying that the feeling of self-determination is lacking in this country. Why is self-determination so difficult in Japanese society?

There was a time when Japan’s economic growth rate was high and the key to that success was thought to lie in following a certain unique approach to life. Enter a good university so you can join a good company, the Japanese were told. Once in the working world, a centralized, authoritarian, right-facing management style was the most fruitful, as it led to material wealth. And undoubtedly, the wealth amassed during that era laid the foundations for modern Japan.

But one of the by-products of this period was a culture that said that happiness was to be found in the material world.
That culture remains powerful even in the modern era, when the right answer is felt to lie in intangibles such as education and choosing the right profession at the right time. These beliefs pressure individuals to conform, thereby snatching away the will to choose for oneself.

There’s no point in denying the past. But times have changed.
We’ve moved from an age in which material wealth was the measure of happiness to one with different standards of wealth and wellbeing, of diversification of values. The days of a one-size-fits-all formula for success are gone.

It’s time to part ways with the successes of the past, to choose a path of our own will and make the path we chose the correct one.

We define “independent people” as “those who, unencumbered by received wisdom, proceed by choosing a path of their own will and making their chosen path the right one.” We aim for a society that is densely populated with such independent people.

To be sure, that process is filled with pain and hardship. But once they overcome those difficulties, young people can carry their ambitions into the future, working people can push vigorously onward and upward, and many others will find that they are happy now, without comparing themselves to others. We believe this happy state of affairs will one day be commonplace.

That conviction is the belief that underpins our vision, “growing the ranks of independent personnel to increase happiness in people’s lives.”

Naoto Kimura
President and CEO
Hajimari Inc.


Name of company
Hajimari Inc.
Details of Operations
IT Pro Partners Business

Personnel Pro Partners Business

Finance Pro Partners Business

Marketing Pro Partners Business

intee Business

TUKURUS Business

Mentor Pro Partners Business

HR University Business
Date established
February 26, 2015
100 million yen
Representative director
Naoto Kimura
Number of employees
128 (as of November 2022: full-time employees and interns only)
Permits and licenses
■ Paid job-placement service   
■ General worker dispatching service   
Tokyo headquarters
6th fl. (general reception) and 9th fl., Shibuya DT Building, 1-16-10 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0043
03-6450-6076 (switchboard)
03-6450-6077 (fax)
03-6277-5980 (intee only)
Nagano Satellite Office
610-12 Minaminagano Nishigocho, Nagano-shi, Nagano 380-0845
Room L, 3rd. fl., R-DEPOT

Hajimari at a Glance

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Hajimari Value

  • Making Hajimari Independent

    For Hajimari, independence is only the first step.
    We will work hard every day to achieve the further goal of “growing the ranks of independent personnel to increase happiness in people’s lives.”
    We continue to focus our will on solving the needs of teams, divisions, companies and society.
    Our awareness and action as a business operator striving to achieve a vision will lead us to our own independence.

  • Starting from a Spirit of Gratitude

    Hajimari does not only focus on the things it lacks and the issues it confronts. We also remember always to be grateful for the things we have.
    The good things we have are not ours by birthright but thanks to everyone involved and connected with us.
    Hajimari grapples with its day-to-day tasks with an ever-present spirit of gratitude.

  • Continuing to Focus on the Needs of Users

    We probe deeply at all times to determine the true needs of our users.
    Never ceasing to improve our services, we constantly innovate new services in line with our vision.
    Hajimari strives to deliver value that exceeds expectations,
    widen our circle of users based on true empathy, and increase the ranks of independent people for a happier world.