People & Culture

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    Rakuten recently launched "Service Inclusion," an initiative that aims to promote the development of inclusive services designed for diverse customer needs.

    Inclusive salons: Rakuten’s latest DEI project to reach out to customers

    An inclusive environment benefits everyone, whether at school, in the workplace, or even at the salon. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives have been a welcome addition to many corporate agendas in recent years, as companies like Rakuten aim to build workplaces in which all employees feel comfortable. Recently, Rakuten has taken these efforts a step further, extending DEI initiatives…

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    Located in Barcelona, Rakuten TV is a perfect place for team collaboration, where innovation meets sustainability, and employees are the stars of the show.

    Lights, camera, action! Rakuten TV’s eye-catching HQ takes center stage in Barcelona

    Rakuten TV have found a picture perfect new home. Located in the heart of Barcelona, it is a perfect place for team collaboration where innovation meets sustainability, and where employees are the stars of the show. The office has been designed together with CBRE Design Collective under the concept of team collaboration. Rakuten TV’s new HQ is situated in the trendy 22 district of Barcelona,…

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    Halloween is here once again, and for Rakuten employees, that means costume contests, Halloween parties and even special festive lunch menus.

    The most wonderful time of the fear: Rakuten shows out for Halloween 2023

    In the autumn’s embrace, leaves gently take flight and chilling winds whisper their tales in the night. It’s the scariest season, second to none, when Rakuten readies for Halloween fun! Halloween is here once again, and for Rakuten employees, that means costume contests, Halloween parties and even special festive lunch menus. As in years past, Rakuten’s global offices dressed up in dro…

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    Harajuku fashion label A BATHING APE celebrated its 30th anniversary this summer with its first ever hometown runway show at the Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo.

    BAPE ‘by R’ carves up the catwalk at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo

    Iconic Harajuku fashion label A BATHING APE (BAPE) celebrated its 30th anniversary this summer with its first-ever hometown runway show at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. Rakuten has been the headline sponsor for Tokyo’s prestigious fashion week since 2019, and the event team didn’t hold back for the much-anticipated 2024 S/S show. Taking full advantage of Rakuten’s tech arsenal, the…

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    Rakuten's Global Talent Management and Inclusion team is supporting worldwide efforts to maintain and expand an inclusive environment at Rakuten.

    Diversity and inclusion is in Rakuten’s DNA

    With 32,000 employees located across some 30 countries and regions serving 1.7 billion members worldwide, Rakuten’s employees are, like its business portfolio, remarkably diverse. As such, the topic of diversity and inclusion has long been of crucial importance and an enterprise-wide area of focus. Vivian Yun, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager at Rakuten International. Efforts a…

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    Rakuten Family Day 2023 welcomed Rakuten employees, family and friends at the Rakuten headquarters in Tokyo to foster bonds with Rakuten's extended family.

    Rakuten Family Day 2023: Celebrating togetherness

    Rakuten’s Family Day, an annual tradition that brings smiles, laughter and a sense of togetherness, returned this year with all the charm that it is known for. Held in person once again this year, the event welcomed nearly 3,000 Rakuten employees, family and friends at the Rakuten Group Headquarters in Tokyo, creating unforgettable memories for Rakuten employees and their loved ones. The theme for…

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  • People & Culture

    My Rakuten Experience: Blanc

    Blanc is an applications engineer for the travel agile engineering team in the travel development department for Rakuten in Japan. Current job As an applications engineer, I am involved in the development and operations of Rakuten Travel’s app. My primary responsibilities are to handle data migration, which consists of moving systems and data to another environment. Currently, I am engaged in a sy…

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    My Rakuten Experience: Yoko

    Yoko is a manager in the Information Security & Privacy Governance Department and Information Technology & Security Supervisory Department for Rakuten Group in Japan. Current job I work in the Information Security & Privacy Governance Department, overseeing privacy compliance for Rakuten Group. With the rapid development of technology, the interest and concern about privacy have been g…

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    My Rakuten Experience: Taku

    Taku is a senior manager at the commerce accounting department for the commerce & marketing company in Japan. Current job I currently manage the accounting section in the commerce accounting department, which oversees advertising-related businesses and subsidiaries. This department supports the growth of each business from an accounting and financial perspective. One of our most important resp…

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