In Japanese, Rakuten stands for Optimism
Rakuten across EMEA
EMEA Leadership Team
CEO Rakuten Europe and CEO Rakuten Europe Bank
Head of Europe Technology Division
Managing Director Global Partnerships Rakuten Group, Inc.
Managing Director International Rakuten Advertising
CEO & President Rakuten France
Managing Director EMEA Rakuten Kobo
CEO Rakuten DX
CEO & President
Managing Director International Shopstyle
Sports & Entertainment Partnerships
Rakuten and FC Barcelona
Rakuten is proud to be the Main Global Partner and first-ever
Global Innovation and Entertainment Partner of legendary soccer team FC Barcelona
Rakuten and the
Golden State Warriors
Rakuten is proud to be the first-ever jersey badge sponsor
and Official Partner of the innovative Golden State Warriors.
Rakuten and Davis Cup
Rakuten is proud to be the Global Innovation and Entertainment Partner
and Global Presenting Partner of the Davis Cup - the “World Cup of Tennis”
and the premier international team event in men's tennis.
Rakuten's partnership with the Vissel Kobe professional soccer team is
grounded in our belief that sport has the power to make life richer
and more fulfilling. This power was borne out when Vissel Kobe became a
symbol of recovery in the aftermath of the Great Hanshin Earthquake,
which devastated Kobe and many surrounding areas in 1995.
“One Team, One Family, One Dream - To become the No.1 Club in Asia”:
The club slogan encapsulates a tradition of players,
fans and the local community coming together to pursue a common dream.
Rakuten Japan Open
The Rakuten Japan Open is the nation’s largest tennis tournament,
held every autumn at Ariake Colosseum*. Since 2009 it has attracted some of the
world’s top players. Rakuten has continued to nurture the partnership, enhancing the
event for both the players and fans alike. During the tournament,
Rakuten invites young tennis players, giving them the chance to learn from
some of the greatest players in the world.
*The tournament will be held at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in 2018.
Marie Kondo is Rakuten’s first “Joy Ambassador."
Kondo is the author of several bestselling books including “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and “Spark Joy”, star of the Emmy-nominated Netflix original series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”, mastermind behind the popular KonMari brand.
Rakuten knew a partnership with Kondo would open up more meaningful connection and innovation in the world. As the main corporate partner of KonMari Media, Rakuten is proud to collaborate with Kondo across media, digital content, branding and promotions.
The partnership includes collaboration across content, branding and promotion of Marie Kondo’s unique tidying philosophy.