Japan

Japan Tourism Boom: Deadline 2020?

Japan's unique culture and dramatic landscapes have long held a strong allure for travelers from the world over. Currently in the midst of an inbound tourism bo...

No Address Required: Rakubin Delivery

You’re sitting in the middle of your favorite park in Tokyo under a vast canopy of cherry blossoms. The seasonal petals are a beautiful, mesmerizing sight that ...

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...

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...

Iron Chefs declare whose breakfast is best

Japanese cuisine has a well-established and highly deserved reputation as being among the best in the world. From sukiyaki to sake, Japanese cuisine is known an...