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By practicing mindfulness leaders are likely to be more successful.

5 tips for being a more mindful leader

No matter your age or stage, when it comes to the workplace, everyone leads. From managing the morning meeting to running a company of thousands, strong leaders...
Englishnization has changed the way Rakutenians work

Englishnization: A personal journey

There was a moment, shortly after starting his new job at Rakuten, when Teppei Kobayashi found himself wondering what he’d got himself into. Just days after he ...
Rakuten employees show off some bloody good costumes.

Halloween fever hits Crimson House

Halloween has never been hotter in Japan. With celebrations planned in city centers across the nation tonight and no shortage of frighteningly fun food and cost...
How to achieve mindfulness at work? Asian businesswoman sitting on table and meditating.

Tips for bringing mindfulness to the workplace

Practitioners have been reaping the benefits of “mindfulness” for more than 2,500 years, but only now is the corporate world catching on to its merits. The prac...
Mickey speaks at the Forbes Japan CEO of The Year event, where he was recognized because Rakuten was the highest-ranking Japanese company in the Forbes Most Innovative Companies of 2016 list.

Rakuten, the global innovator

In August, we were proud to be named as one of Forbes magazine’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016. This year we improved our rank from 19th to 17th and, as wit...