Rakuten Today | November 7, 2019: Rakuten CEO Mickey Mikitani’s closing words at the Rakuten Optimism 2019 event in San Francisco reinforced the sentiment of his keynote address: Across the board, Rakuten companies are working alongside partners to realize mission-focused projects. Whether it’s empowering smaller businesses in their relationships with customers, building groundbreaking 5G mobile networks, sponsoring much-loved local sports teams or helping patients conquer cancer, the organization is committed to finding new opportunities with benefits that extend beyond its own boundaries.
Take the newly rebranded Rakuten Medical. An idea born out of Mickey’s drive to find a treatment for his father’s cancer, the company now works at the forefront of cancer technology with Rakuten Medical’s Illuminox — a proprietary platform for the development of new cancer therapeutics. As a result of Mickey’s determination and a partnership with pioneering healthcare experts, a world of patients may soon have access to therapeutics developed on this platform.