Rakuten : Japan's new business language is English

by Hiroshi "Mickey" Mikitani Japanese businessmen walk along a road in Tokyo on February 4, 2015. Photo - AFPFive years ago, I stood before several thousand mostly native Japanese speakers and addressed them in English. From now on, I told them, Rakuten – Japan's largest online marketplace, of which I am CEO – would conduct all of its business, from official meetings to internal emails, in English. I still remember the shocked expressions on listeners' faces.
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