Rakuten 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. Rakuten is also now preparing to become Japan’s newest mobile network operator in 2019. The Rakuten Group has more than 17,000 employees and operations in 30 countries and regions.