Rakuten IT School NEXT


Based on the interviews of local community members and under the guidance of Rakuten employees, new solutions to solve local issues emerge from the workshop.



Ice breakers

Let's first introduce ourselves

How high can we build a marshmallow tower? First team work

Study cases in Nepal and India: about the importance of the point of view when solving issues

STEP 1: To know the subject

Sharing preliminary research results and planning the interview

Interviewing someone who knows about local issues

STEP 2: To identify core issues

Asking why again and again to come closer to the essence of the issue

Who is having trouble with what?

Discussing what the interview taught us

STEP 3: To come up with ideas

Writing down thoughts as they come

Exchanging ideas in teams

What if we combine those ideas with Rakuten services...?

STEP 4: To give shape to ideas

Presentating ideas in images

Checking what we don't know

Summarizing everything on a poster

Final presentation

Time to present the identified issues and resolution ideas!

Getting feedback from the interviewees

The end!

Schools and Topics

Iwate Prefectural Mizusawa Commercial High School: Creating a better environment for raising children
Fukushima Prefectural Futaba Future School: Revitalizing Futaba District
Gifu Prefectural Hida Kamioka High School: Promoting the appeal of depopulated regions
Shizuoka Prefectural Fugakukan High School: Creating the "Fujinomiya" Brand
Aichi Prefectural Nanyo Senior High School: Fair Trade Town Nagoya
Wakayama Prefectural Wakayama Commercial High School: The Nankai Trough Earthquake
Hiroshima Prefectural Onomichi Commercial High School: Inbound tourism
Hiroshima Prefectural Yuki High School: Abandoned agricultural land
Kochi Prefectural Susaki High School: The aging population and local communities
Kumamoto Prefectural Kumamoto Commercial High School: Recovering from the Kumamoto Earthquake

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