Rakuten IT School 2017

National Championship

PRINCIPLE OF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

During the National Championship at the end of the curriculum, each school is represented by one team that performs on stage a live commercial to explain about their product and retail page for Rakuten Ichiba, or about their accomodation plan for Rakuten Travel.
Judging their webpage composition and presentation skills, the merchants and hoteliers of Rakuten Ichiba and Rakuten Travel evaluate them all from their professional point of view to reward the best teams of the country.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

The Rakuten IT School National Championship 2017 took place on January 20, 2018, in Rakuten's headquarters. Students representing 55 schools across Japan gathered in Tokyo to make a presentation based on the online retail pages they built over the year, each team demonstrating in its unique way what Rakuten IT School taught them.

01

Preliminaries

Divided in 6 pools, the teams made their presentations in front of e-commerce professionals, becoming judges for one day. Their goal: giving the most convincing presentation to be in the top 2 of their pool and thus access the finals.

02

Finals

The 12 teams that successfully made it through the preliminaries now have to make their presentation one more time, in front of larger audience and jury, 500 people in total.

03

Guest talk

Former Olympic athlete, Dai Tamesue gave a talk about "mindset" based on his successes and failures. "You cannot change a failure, but you can change the meaning of it," he encouraged the students.

04

Award ceremony

With shouts of joy, the results are announced. Shouts of joy and tears of joy too. Even if every team could not win a prize, all students are praising the efforts of one another. Congratulations to all for this year of hard work!

Gallery

2017 WINNING SCHOOLS

First Prizes

Rakuten Ichiba category

Niigata Prefectural Sanjo Commercial High School
With: Shibaden

Details
Retail of the lightweight and foldable vacuum cleaner "Cyclone"

Rakuten Travel category

Toyama Prefectural Takaoka Commercial High School
With: Isohanabi

Details
Accomodation plan targeting working women willing to relax

Second Prizes

Rakuten Ichiba category

Aichi Prefectural Nanyo High School
With: Z-CRAFT

Details
Retail of functional sneakers targeting men and women in their 10-20s

Rakuten Travel category

Kanagawa Prefectural Commercial and Technical High School
With: Shinyokohama Prince Hotel

Details
Romantic accomodation plan for couples celebrating a special day

Special Prizes

Jury Special Prize

Ehime Precectural Imabari Kita High School
With: Funaya

Mr Tamesue's comment
Their target customer was clear and they wonderfully demonstrated all the charms of the hotel.

Best Sales

Rakuten Ichiba: Aomori Prefectural Hirosaki Vocational High School
With: Compmoto

Rakuten Travel: Kumamoto Prefectural Commercial High School
With: Aso Farm Land

PAST RESULTS

2017

Rakuten Ichiba category
1st prize Niigata Prefectural Sanjo Commercial High School x Shibaden
2nd prize Aichi Prefectural Nanyo High School x Z-CRAFT
Best Sales Prize Aomori Prefectural Hirosaki Vocational High School x Compmoto
Rakuten Travel category
1st prize Toyama Prefectural Takaoka Commercial High School x Isohanabi
2nd prize Kanagawa Prefectural Commercial and Technical High School x Shinyokohama Prince Hotel
Jury Special Prize Ehime Precectural Imabari Kita High School x Funaya
Best Sales Prize Kumamoto Prefectural Commercial High School x Aso Farm Land

2016

Winning Schools
1st prize Kirishima City Kokubun Chuo High School x Cocoleca
2nd prize Sakushin Gakuen Sakushin High School x you2 han
3rd prize Ishikawa Prefectural Kanazawa Commercial High School x d-fit
Best Retail Page Prize Shiga Prefectural Otsu Commercial High School x Livingut
Best Accomodation Plan Prize Seki City Seki Commercial & Technical High School x Ogawaya
Best Presentation Prize Yamato Seiran High School x Hisamatsu
Jury Special Prize Kyoto Prefectural Kyoto Subaru High School x Windpal
Jury Special Prize ("Exactly 3 minutes" Prize) Shimane Prefectural Izumo Commercial High School x Sushi-nihonkai
Best Sales Prize Gifu Prefectural Gifu Commercial High School x Takayama Green Hotel

2015

Rakuten Ichiba category
1st prize Ehime Precectural Imabari Kita High School x KOGETSUEN INC
2nd prize Gifu Prefectural Gifu Commercial High School x Yanagiya
3rd prize Tone Numata shool union stand Tone Commercial High School x Oder Suit Abe
Best presentation prize Tone Numata shool union stand Tone Commercial High School x Oder Suit Abe
Special Jury prize Kanagawa Prefectural Odawara Comprehensibe Business High School x Smartphone Case Hamee
Rakuten Travel category
1st prize Okinawa Prefectural Nago Commercial High Shool x Hotel Yugafu Inn Okinawa
2nd prize Aichi Prefectural Okazaki Commercial High School x MyHotel Okazaki
3rd prize Kirishima Municipal Kokubu Central High School x Hotel Kirishima Castle

2014

Rakuten Ichiba category
1st prize Aichi Prefectural Okazaki Commercial High School x Z-craft
2nd prize Shizuoka Prefectural Numazu Commercial High School x Maruyasu
3rd prize Okinawa Prefectural Gushikawa Commercial High School x Nagahama Shoten
Rakuten Travel category
1st prize Okinawa Prefectural Nago Commercial High Shool x Hotel Yugafu Inn Okinawa
2nd prize Yamaguchi Prefectural Shimonoseki Commercial High School x Ichinomata Onsen Grand Hotel
3rd prize Kirishima Municipal Kokubu Central High School x Kirishima Kanko Hotel

2013

Rakuten Ichiba category
1st prize Yamaguchi Prefectural Shimonoseki Business High School x Sekitora
2nd prize Aichi Prefectural Okazaki Commercial High School x Adachi net Umaiya
3rd prize Okinawa Prefectural Nago Commercial and Technical High School x Okinawa Okoku
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