professional sport

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 ...
At Rakuten football has a special place. Vissel Kobe fans cheering on the team (C) VISSEL KOBE

Football Club Vissel Kobe’s best season ever

It has been a watershed season for Vissel Kobe Football Club, as the team impressed its fans with a strong consistent run and finish near the very top of the ta...
Rakuten Kobo Stadium Miyagi with Smile Glico Park in the background

Redefining a day at the ball park

Ever wished you could get a bird’s-eye view of a professional baseball game? Well, at Rakuten Kobo Stadium Miyagi, home of Nippon Professional Baseball’s (NPB) ...
Rakuten employees and fans cheering on the Eagles

Lessons learned from the baseball field

In baseball, when a batter steps in against a tough pitcher, he or she has a daunting challenge. Depending on the speed of the pitches, the hitter can have less...