About Us

Who is Rakuten?

Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world’s largest internet services companies. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 with the launch of the e-commerce marketplace Rakuten Ichiba, we have expanded to offer diverse services in e-commerce, FinTech, ad tech, digital content and communications to more than 1 billion members around the world. With over 14,000 employees, we are committed to realizing our mission of contributing to society by creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Rakuten’s Philosophy

Contributing to society by creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship

Company Information

NAME
Rakuten, Inc.
HEAD OFFICE LOCATION
Rakuten Crimson House
1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 158-0094
REPRESENTATIVE
Chairman and CEO,
Hiroshi Mikitani
FOUNDED
February 7, 1997
RAKUTEN ICHIBA SERVICE LAUNCHED
May 1, 1997
IPO
April 19, 2000
CAPITAL
Capital:204,562 million yen (as of Dec. 31, 2016)
EMPLOYEES
Employees:Non-consolidated: 5,549
      Consolidated: 14,134
       (as of Dec. 31, 2016)