We will create a kind world where vacancy information is available in 1 second– visualizing the real-time vacancy –


Pride & Respect
While having pride as professionals, we won’t forget to listen to what others have to say.
Trust & Lead
When each individual leads with intention while trusting team members to make their own decisions, everyone can maximize their performance.
Delight & Integrity
We will approach society, clients, and quality with integrity while having fun and providing an enjoyable service.


Why Violet = VACAN violet

Comes from “red” and “blue”, out of the three primary colors, these two are contradictory colors.

  • RedEnergy, blood, warning, heat, sun, fire

    ・・”Red” is the color that has the most impact and brings excitement to those who see it. It reflects our strong determination to continue emphasizing the importance of creating a product we want.

  • BlueSerenity, concentration, sincerity, relaxation, sky, ocean

    ・・”Blue” is a color that has a calming effect and encourages people to make the right decision. It reflects how we place a high value on conversation, and we will listen sincerely.

We chose “VACAN Violet” (#512376), which comes from the two colors that seem incompatible, as the corporate color in hopes for all the members to continue creating new values and spreading it to the world.

Our Executives

  • CEOTakanobu Kawano
    Served as a researcher of Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., researching market risk management and algorithmic trading, etc. in the financial sector. Joined GREE, Inc. afterwards, and was in charge of coming up with business strategies, business management, new business development, as well as finance and accounting in the United States. Certificate-holder Member of SAAJ. Master’s Degree in Management of Technology (MOT), Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of Innovation Management.
  • DirectorKiyoshi Shinohara
    Shinohara is a professional spatial and product designer. He became an apprentice under Mr. Itoh at Takayuki Itoh Design Office, which has offices in Italy and Japan, after winning a competition in Japan. He joined SonyPCL and engaged in corporate branding for companies such as Sony. He worked freelance in Canada as a designer, but was also active as a model for a fashion show. After returning to Japan, he worked for a major IT company, leading the services as a producer, manager, and director.
  • External DirectorMakoto Haruta
    Former Chairman at DeNA. Served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer for three years. Haruta first joined DeNA in February 2000, a year after its foundation, and became a board member in September. Prior to his tenure at DeNA, he worked at Sumitomo Bank for 8 years. Joined VACAN, Inc. as a management consultant in July 2017, became an independent director in June 2018. A graduate of Kyoto University with a law degree.
  • Technical AdvisorYoshihiro Kawahara
    Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He is the associate professor in the Department of Information Technology and Science, the University of Tokyo. He has significant achievements in research related to ubiquitous computing and sensor networks, and created many hardware tech companies through his research projects. He became the research representative for JST Erato Kawahara Universal Information Network Project in 2015, aiming to create an autonomous IoT device that can work in harmony with nature and can withstand the changes in the environment. He holds a master’s degree in Information Science and Technology at the The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.
  • Technical AdvisorHideki Nakayama
    Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Graduate School of Engineering The University of Tokyo since 2012. In 2016, he became a researcher at the AIST. He has a PhD in Information Science and Technology. He was a special researcher (DC1) for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2008 to 2011. He began researching multimodal data mining, machine learning methods, and applications after gaining interest in the cross-sectional understandings of images, videos, and text media. He is the recipient of the PRMU Research Encouragement Award, the Encouragement Prize from the Information Processing Society of Japan, and the Young Scientist Encouragement Award in the SI department of The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers Nakayama is a Graduate of The University of Tokyo Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechano-Informatics. He holds a master’s degree in Mechano-Informatics at The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.

Company Information

Company Name
Vacan, Inc.
Hanzomon PREX South, 3F, 2-5-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • 【Kansai】〒541-0054 
    Osaka, Osaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Minami Honmachi 2-3-12 EDGE Honmachi 311
June 8, 2016
Takanobu Kawano
Kiyoshi Shinohara
External Director
Makoto Haruta

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