Amid the whirlwind of change in the finance sector, fintech entrepreneurs gathered at the Rakuten Fintech Conference 2017 to discuss innovation.

For fintech innovators, the sky’s the limit

“If you deliver an experience that goes well beyond the payment, with rewards and so on, then you’ve innovated,” said Yoyo Wallet's Alan Falys. Financial te...
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...

On a blockchain, diamonds are forever

If you’re thinking of purchasing a diamond ring for a sweetheart, it’s natural to have questions about its origin. In the past, you had to take your seller’s wo...