RAKUTEN

Rakuten IT School

Rakuten and partners to foster a sense of entrepreneurship

Rakuten IT School is a pro bono program providing lectures to high school students in Japan to give them a hands-on experience of what e-commerce is.

STORY

01

Employees and business partners as lecturers

The classes are made possible thanks to the collaboration of the schools, the local merchants and hoteliers of Rakuten Ichiba and Rakuten Travel, and the employees of Rakuten. The lectures are given by the employees of Rakuten and of its business partners.

02

In over 60 schools

The initiative launched in 2008 with 3 schools is today conducted across Japan in 47 prefectures, with over 60 schools. The classes, given as part of the commercial high school curriculum on e-commerce, aim at fostering the entrepreneurship spririt of the students.

FEATURED

Rakuten IT School
Championship 2016

PROJECTS

ACHIEVEMENTS

Number of graduates

3,441

* As of Aug 1st 2016

Number of schools participating

190

* As of Aug 1st 2016

Total lecture time

945hours

- 50 min x 2 x 7 lectures x 123 schools = 1,482 hours - 50 min x 2 x 8 lectures x 67 schools = 893 hours * as of 2015

Number of merchants and hoteliers collaborating

190

Number of lecturers

190

* The numbers of graduates, schools, merchants and hoteliers are total numbers

PROJECT TEAM

Partner Merchants / Hoteliers

Rakuten Services