March 4, 2015
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Opens First Branch Office in Hokuriku Area

- New office to strengthen support system for merchants and hotels in Hokuriku Area -

TOKYO, March 4, 2015 – Rakuten, Inc. today announced that it has opened the Kanazawa Branch Office, its first branch office in Hokuriku area in order to strengthen its support systems for merchants on Rakuten Ichiba and hotels registered on Rakuten Travel in Hokuriku area. The opening ceremony for the new branch was held today and work began at the office on March 2, 2015.

Since the establishment of the Osaka Branch Office in 2000, Rakuten has been opening branch offices nationwide with the goal of providing on-hand support to merchants on Rakuten Ichiba and the hotels registered on Rakuten Travel around the country. The newly-opened Kanazawa Branch Office will be the company’s 17th location in Japan, and its first in the Hokuriku area (Toyama Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture and Fukui Prefecture).

Through opening the Kanazawa Branch Office, Rakuten will strengthen its sales promotion support for its merchants on Rakuten Ichiba and hotels registered on Rakuten Travel, contributing to the economic revitalization and development of the Hokuriku area.

Overview of the Rakuten, Inc. Kanazawa Branch Office

Address: 17F, Visag Bldg., 16-1 Showa-cho, Kanazawa city, Ishikawa Prefecture
22 employees (Rakuten Ichiba: 14 employees; Rakuten Travel: 8 employees)
Business Activities:

-Support for merchants located in the Hokuriku area on Rakuten Ichiba
-Support for hotels located in the Hokuriku area registered on Rakuten Travel

History of Branch Office Establishment to Date
December 2000               Osaka Branch Office 
June 2005                         Fukuoka Branch Office 
January 2006                    Tohoku Business Department of the Rakuten Ichiba Business is
                                            established in the Sendai Branch Office (opened October 2004) 
July 2006                           Sapporo Branch Office 
February 2007                   Nagoya Branch Office 
November 2007                Kobe Branch Office 
April 2008                           Hiroshima Branch Office 
June 2008                          Niigata Branch Office 
September 2008               Okinawa Area Group of the Rakuten Ichiba Business is established
                                             in the Rakuten Travel Okinawa Branch Office
November 2008                 Kyoto Branch Office
December 2008                 Yokohama Branch Office 
July 2009                             Matsuyama Branch Office 
October 2009                      Kagoshima Branch Office 
February 2010                    Saitama Branch Office
July 2013                             Shizuoka Branch Office
January 2015                      Chiba Branch Office

*Please note that the information contained in press releases is current as of the date of release.

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