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Interview for speaker of JaSST’20 Tokyo

Hello. This is R-Hack editorial office. Today I’d like to introduce you the three employees, Awasawa, Rajat and Rosana, who are going to join as speakers in JaSST'20 Tokyo. JaSST is the annual largest software testing symposium in Japan an…

Give thanks for each other! Smile Winter 2019 - Thank You Week was held!

Hi, everyone, this is R-Hack editorial office. 2020 has begun, how was your year end and New Year holidays? An event “Smile Winter 2019 - Thank You Week” was held at Rakuten to give thanks each other among employees. During the event, the …

Rainbow as the symbol of diversity Aiming for a comfortable environment for all employees

Hi there, As a part of our diversity topics in R-Hack we would like to report about Rakuten’s supporting system and the firm’s policies designed for employees with LGBT background in this article. The word LGBT is now well-known and being …

Being in the office is like being in a foreign country! What does Rakuten do to welcome diversified workforce?

Hi all – this is R-Hack team. Our article this time is about Rakuten’s strategies around diversity and especially our various supporting systems for Islamic culture. Diversity as a corporate strategy is to accept and co-work with people wi…

This story is counter stop to use ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE with MySQL

Hi, I am Toyonaga from Rakuma, so easy to get tan, by the way. Well, this is quite sudden, but have you heard the script “INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE” of MySQL? The script “INSERT, UPDATE” huge data at once. We were using the script…

We have set up "R-Hack" on Facebook! Please give it a thumbs up!

Hi, there! This is R-Hack editorial office, and let us announce that R-Hack's website is ready on Facebook!! We will timely post announcements of recruiting events as well as notifications of our new articles. You can get the latest news o…

Rakuten office in Tokyo is not only Rakuten Crimson House! Revealing Futako Tamagawa Rise Office!

What comes to your mind when you hear “what is the Rakuten office at Futako Tamagawa”? Many people might remind of Rakuten Crimson House, but do you know there is another one in Futako Tamagawa? Actually, there is a Rakuten office in Futak…

Our very first event at Nagoya! "Commerce Tech Meetup" was held

Hi there! This is R-Hack editorial office. Rakuten held an event, “Commerce Tech Meet up in Nagoya”, on November 19th. The Commerce Company of Rakuten has many development bases (Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka) in Japan! Thi…

Stand up or Sit down – it’s up to you! What is the comfortable working environment like for engineers?

this time let us introduce the working environment for the engineers in Commerce Company.Don’t you have the image that engineers must be sitting in front of PC all day long for working? Let’s see if that is true.We walked into the workplac…

So many options! Open work places in the Rakuten Crimson House

Hi everyone! The design and layout of the office has been diversified nowadays, and companies which have open work places and break rooms are getting increased. When the meeting rooms are busy, when you want to concentrate on work alone, y…

The biggest shopping event of Rakuten! Behind the scenes of Rakuten Super Sale

Hello all, this is R-Hack team. Today we will share some stories about “Behind the scene: Rakuten Super SALE”. Hope you will enjoy! ◆About “Rakuten Super SALE” on Rakuten Ichiba Rakuten Ichiba is one of the leading internet shopping malls …

An employee joined Rankuten as new grad after experienced “夏の陣 Summer intern” Why did he decide to join Rakuten as engineer?

Hi, everyone. This is the R-Hack editorial office. Today, let us introduce an employee who joined Rakuten after having “夏の陣 – Summer Intern”. An engineer, Mac-san, entered Rakuten as new graduates in April, 2017. Hi, Mac-san, it is good…

This is the 5th year. Hot & Exciting summer for students

Commerce Tech has been holding short internship programs for students from all over Japan in every September recent years, named “Futako-Tamagawa Natsu-No-Jin”. This year is the 5th internship program, which theme is “empowerment for 〇〇”…

Representative of Rakuten Crimson House Revealing the entrance of the second floor!

Hi, everyone! This time, we would like to introduce the “Entrance” of the second floor at the Rakuten Crimson House. Rakuten Crimson House was developed through discussions between Rakuten Creative Director Kashiwa Sato and our Representat…

On Labor Thanksgiving Day, the children of Rakuten Golden Kids came!

Hi, everyone! November 23rd was Labor Thanksgiving Day. That is one of the national holidays which was established for the purpose of commemorating labor and production, and giving thanks to each other. On that day, did you show appreciati…

Data and the team are our assets! What is a Data Platform Engineer?

Hi there, This is Sasamon from Rakuten Fukuoka branch – yes, we do have an office in Fukuoka where many engineers are working very successfully! Today we interviewed one of them, Daigoro.

You can get breads and sweets nearby! We went to the Rakuten Convenience store, “Crimson Store!”

Hi, everyone. Today, we would like to introduce you “Crimson Store – A convenience store in Rakuten office”. Rakuten Crimson House has Crimson Stores on 9th and 22th floors, and many employees use them every day. We will tell you thoroughl…

A new concept for an office space!? Laundry service in the office?

Hello again. There are many equipment/environmental features available within Rakuten Crimson House so that all employees could have a healthy and comfortable time in our workplace; about which you can see some stories in this R-Hack artic…

Good-bye, Cash!? How is the cashless at Rakuten office like?

Cashless payment has become more and more popular these days – are you a cashless person now? Rakuten group is encouraging the society to be a more cashless environment by providing various services including “Rakuten Pay (application)”, “…

Many fancy costumes - Halloween fun day!!

Halloween, on October 31st, which costume did you wear in the wonderful event? At Rakuten, we can wear our preferred costume at work in Halloween every year. They have a photography competition after working hour, everyone is totally up fo…

A Meeting room or A Showroom!? Explore the client meeting rooms at Rakuten Crimson House!

Hello! Let’s look at the meeting rooms in our client area today. We have meeting rooms in the designated client areas that are separate from internal ones, which are used for meetings with business partners and recruitment interviews, etc.…

What’s about Fukuoka branch? We will introduce the fascination of the Fukuoka branch

Hi, everyone. I am Sasamon. I am working as an engineer at Rakuten Fukuoka branch. Rakuten Group has many branches in Japan.

7 Ddevelopment sites Offices in Japan. Welcome “to-be” rural workers!

Hi! Today let us tell you about the “U-turn / I-turn” (recruiting people who wish to return to their hometown or people who wish to move out of big cities to rural areas) event hosted by Commerce Tech division, targeting for engineers.

Oasis for the employees! Let us tell you about ”Rakuten Cafe”!

Hi there! Today, I would like to talk about “Rakuten Cafe”. How many times do you buy coffee or something to drink (not only coffee but also tea or something) a day? In my case, coffee is essential during my work, so I often get them when …

Episode 03 Leaving footprints as QA

As commerce company, We have a wide variety of services. "Rakuten Ichiba", "Rakuma", "Rakuten Books", "Rakuten Beauty", "Rakuten GORA", etc. These services require extremely high quality in order for users to use them comfortably every day…

What’s “Meetup in Nagoya”? To close in on the secret behind the Nagoya branch

Hi, Everyone! Hi, Everyone!Rakuten Commerce Tech is planning and running some events every month.Today, we would like to announce you our “Meet Up Event at Nagoya branch” on 19th November, 2019.

Not just “for free”! Exploring the ‘unknown’ features of Rakuten Cafeteria!

Hi all – let us tell you about Rakuten’s cafeteria (canteen) this time. Rakuten has 2 cafeterias in Rakuten Crimson House building, and another in Futako-Tamagawa Rise office building, so 3 in total. Today’s story is about the cafeteria on…

How to achieve overwhelming results MVP Success Story

At a commerce company, We have a wide variety of services such as "Rakuten Ichiba", "Rakuma", "Rakuten Books", "Rakuten Beauty", "Rakuten GORA", etc.. These services require extremely high quality in order for users to use them comfortably…

What’s the Commerce Company?

Commerce Company provides approximately 30 services at the moment, including: “Rakuten Ichiba” –one of the largest internet shopping mall in Japan “Rakuten Travel” – the website for Travel services including accommodation booking “Rakuma” …

R-Hack Kicked Off!

Hello! This is R-Hack team. We have launched the “R-Hack” web magazine so we can release various kinds of news and stories about Technology Development for services at Rakuten Commerce Company. Our articles will cover a lot of ‘cool’ topic…

Reaching "Zero Customer Dissatisfaction"

We call this quality assurance job QA (Quality Assurance). In this series let me introduce, the "QA (Quality Assurance) Engineer" We will break it down into three episodes. First episode is from Fujiwara. Service Quality Assurance Group Ma…

Use “Rakuten Fitness club & Spa” empty-handed?!

We sneaked into “Rakuten Fitness club & Spa” and listened to a Rakuten employee’s story. Hello, everyone! As you may know, Rakuten’s headquarters has a “Rakuten Fitness club & Spa” where Rakuten employees can use! So many employees are usi…

  An Engineer Daddy: whatʼs the story about double-HAPPY outcome for both his family and the company?

Todayʼs story is about Natsuki, an engineer who works in Rakuten Beauty Technology and took the paternity leave from January to March 2019. His baby was around 8 months old at the time he took the paternity leave, when a big project was ju…

From A Patissier to A Tech Producer!What’s the reason for the job change?

We have a number of new joiners every month; now we would like to introduce those successful new hires in this series. Surprisingly, some people come from completely different industries- the first story is about Masao, who was hired as a …