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Hiroshi Mikitani answers audience questions: I recently asked a question on LinkedIn: “What would you like to know about me or Rakuten?” It was humbling to have received so many responses.

The big questions you wanted to ask

I’ve always enjoyed engaging with people on LinkedIn so recently I was very excited and grateful to see that I’m now directly connected on this platform with ov...
Japan requires immigration to prosper in the 21st century. Our old economic model based on manufacturing has reached its limits. In this digital century...

Opening Japan’s doors for immigration

Japan needs immigrants and it needs to start calling them by that name. An aging population means our population of 127 million looks set to shrink by 16 mil...
in order to take your thinking to the next level—to really understand what needs to happen to make your idea successful—you must take action.

Action is the best research

Are you thinking about doing something innovative? If so, stop that. Stop thinking, and act. It is tempting to greet an idea with a call to “think thi...