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.
Contributing to society by creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship
In an era when few thought consumers would shop on the internet,
Rakuten Ichiba launched with just six employees,
one server, 13 merchants and a burning passion to empower.
Rakuten membership1 billion+
Our members, ecosystem, data and unique corporate culture
-just some of the things that make Rakuten strong.
Rakuten businesses are based in29 countries and regions
Rakuten Group’s diverse businesses and brands are
empowering people throughout the world.
- Rakuten, Inc.
- HEAD OFFICE LOCATION
Rakuten Crimson House
1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 158-0094Tel. +81-50-5581-6910
Chairman and CEO,
- February 7, 1997
- RAKUTEN ICHIBA SERVICE LAUNCHED
- May 1, 1997
- April 19, 2000
- Capital：204,562 million yen (as of Dec. 31, 2016)
(as of Dec. 31, 2016)