Culture

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...
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Go Global But Stay True To Your Roots

Eighty percent of new engineers joining Rakuten are now non-Japanese. This is a number I am very proud of. Wherever I go in the world, people ask me why this is...
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Teamwork tips from two great orchestras

No other piece of music has had the lasting impact of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Recently, the Tokyo Philharmonic and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestras perform...