Foster Homes

Rakuten Santa Project

Rakuten employees visit every year foster homes in Japan to spend some special time with the children for Christmas.
The project gives the opportunity to all the people involved in Rakuten to give some of their
time to take care of children in all local communities across Japan.


With all Rakuten’s heart

Every year since 2014, Rakuten spends time with children living in foster homes in Japan.

Christmas card contest

Rakuten employees around the world created their Christmas card designs. The most popular ones selected by Rakuten employees, will be delivered to the children.

Messages from Rakuten employees

Employees in charge of various businesses prepared messages on the back side of the cards.

Cards and gifts for the children

Rakuten employees will bring the cards and original presents such as stationery to about 500 foster homes.


Christmas presents offered to

25,620children in
548foster homes

Number of Rakuten employees who visited foster homes



Our partners also visited foster homes with us.
Following 18 partner companies also visited children in foster homes with us.

Rakuten Insurance Agencies

6 agencies joined Santa project 2017.

Rakuten Ichiba Shops

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