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Tokyo Prepares for a Different Kind of Fashion Week

Roughly two-thirds of participating brands will show their collections online, and physical shows will be limited to half the venue’s capacity.

clock September 17, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Hiroshi Mikitani and Doug McMillon at a Seiyu store in Japan.


Rakuten Teams With Wal-Mart on Grocery Deliveries, E-books

The two companies look to expand their consumer reach in Japan and the U.S.

clock January 26, 2018Kelly Wetherille

A screenshot of Rakuten's English shopping page.


Rakuten’s Nine-Month Profit Jumps More Than 60%

The Japanese e-commerce giant benefited from aggressive sales activities and investments in other companies.

clock November 13, 2017Kelly Wetherille

A screenshot of Rakuten's English shopping page.


Rakuten’s H1 Net Gains Almost 50%

Higher sales and a low comparative base contributed to the growth.

clock August 7, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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Rakuten Kicks Off Sponsorship Deal With FC Barcelona

The Japanese e-commerce giant is the club’s main global partner, as well as its official innovation and entertainment partner.

clock July 13, 2017Kelly Wetherille


Rakuten’s First-Quarter Net Profit More Than Doubles

The Japanese e-commerce giant has been aggressively pursuing sales promotion activities, as well as investing in new technologies.

clock May 11, 2017Kelly Wetherille


Rakuten H1 Profits Decline on Increased Expenses

Sales at Japan’s largest e-commerce company increased 11.1 percent in the six months ended June 30.

clock August 4, 2016Kelly Wetherille


Rakuten Net Profit Falls 17.3% in Q1

Net profit for the first quarter of its fiscal year fell 17.3 percent on increased expenses and a poor economic climate.

clock May 12, 2016Kelly Wetherille


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Rakuten in Japan to Deliver Golf Gear, Snacks by Drone

A one-month trial of the service will begin May 9 at a golf course outside of Tokyo.

clock April 25, 2016Kelly Wetherille

The Rakuten website.


Rakuten Sees Double-Digit Growth in Half

The Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten said it saw strong sales through its Rakuten Ichiba online shopping site in Japan, as well as Ebates and Rakuten Travel.

clock August 6, 2015Kelly Wetherille



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