Tokyo, May 8, 2019 – Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in internet services headquartered in Tokyo, today announced the opening of a new global Development Center in Dalian, China. This is the second development center in China. Other Rakuten development centers include Tokyo, San Mateo, Singapore, Paris, Boston, Belfast, Montpellier, Bengaluru and Shanghai.
The new office in Dalian will collaborate with more than 3,000 engineers, researchers and technical teams in Rakuten from around the world, focusing on the development of tools and services to deliver on Rakuten’s global vision of leveraging AI and Big Data technology to further improve Rakuten’s e-commerce, fintech and digital content services.
“I’m thrilled to open our newest development center here in Dalian, home to several technical universities and a vibrant computer engineering community,” said Yasufumi Hirai, CIO & CISO, and Group Executive Vice President of Rakuten. “I look forward to see this office grow into a globalization hub for Rakuten.”
Rakuten established its first Chinese development center, Rakuten China Development Center Co., Ltd., in Beijing during 2010 and expanded to a second office in Shanghai in 2015.
Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications to more than 1.2 billion members around the world. The Rakuten Group has over 17,000 employees, and operations in 30 countries and regions. For more information visit https://global.rakuten.com/corp/.