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From Pinterest to Kobo, how Japan’s Rakuten is building a global internet giant
Re: Hiroshi Mikitani (MBA ’93)
You may not yet have heard of Rakuten, Japan's biggest internet retailer, whose interests range from a food-to-fashions online marketplace and travel agency to a credit-card business and ebooks. But Hiroshi Mikitani, the charismatic and outspoken 47-year-old billionaire who founded the business 15 years ago, is planning to change that, and fast.