Mickey

The FC Barcelona Rakuten partnership will officially begin in 2017.

Why we’re partnering with FC Barcelona

Rakuten has finalized an agreement to become the Main Global Partner of the world-famous Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona (a.k.a. Barca). The partnership kicks ...
People visit Atago Shrine in Tokyo to offer traditional prayers for the New Year.

Mickey’s 2017 New Year greetings

Happy New Year, everyone! 2017 will be a very important year for all of Rakuten Group because it is the 20th anniversary of our founding. As you know, we sta...
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...
The secret to mid-career success

The secret to mid-career success

Advice to the young is plentiful. What about advice for those in mid-career? October marks the start of the second half of the financial year in Japan, and just...
school boy is standing with strong hands on blackboard behind him

The best break in life is being empowered

What does it mean to give someone a “break” in business? In my opinion, a break is not about a single opportunity or a nudge in the right direction. It is reall...