About Rakuten Optimism
Rakuten = Optimism.
Optimism has been at the core of Rakuten's philosophy since it was founded,
and it is literally what the company name means in Japanese.
Hosted by Rakuten, Optimism will be one of Japan's premier business events.

Free admission. Attendees must purchase tickets in order to enter the business conference portion of Rakuten Optimism 2019.

Welcome to the 5G era.

New discoveries at every turn.

Transforming the world through innovation.

Rakuten = Optimism.
Optimism has been at the core of
Rakuten's philosophy since it was founded,
and it is literally what the company
name means in Japanese.
Hosted by Rakuten, Optimism will be
one of Japan's premier business events.

Business Conference Live StreamingHighlight Video

Business Conference Live stream archives are now available to watch.

Day1 39:50

Rakuten Optimism 2019 5G impact on a networked society

7/31 [wed] 11:15 - 12:00

Bhaskar Gorti, Dave Ward, Nozomu Watanabe, Tareq Amin, Yoshihisa Yamada

Day1 34:32

Rakuten Optimism 2019 Delivering the present and creating the future of 5G

7/31 [wed] 13:40 - 14:15

Robert Swan, Mickey Mikitani

Day1 21:46

Rakuten Optimism 2019 5G and its impact

7/31 [wed] 14:15 - 14:35

Durga Malladi

Day1 31:03

Rakuten Optimism 2019 Fintech evolution: The Rakuten view

7/31 [wed] 14:45 - 15:15

Hitoshi Okabe, Masayuki Hosaka

Day1 30:49

Rakuten Optimism 2019 Rakuten's vision for an accelerating cashless society

7/31 [wed] 15:15 - 15:50

Koichi Nakamura

Day1 21:19

Rakuten Optimism 2019 The future of payment from an international brand perspective

7/31 [wed] 15:50 - 16:20

Nandan Mer, Shigenobu Kobayashi

Day1 44:46

Rakuten Optimism 2019 5G and business change

7/31 [wed] 16:30 - 17:05

Tomomi Arakawa, Yukiko Yamaguchi, Yasufumi Hirai, Masaya Mori

Day2 25:04

Rakuten Optimism 2019 Lifestyles of the future: Drone and unmanned ground vehicle deliver

8/1 [thu] 10:30 - 11:05

Koji Ando

Day2 21:36

Rakuten Optimism 2019 Travel, technology and membership

8/1 [thu] 12:15 - 12:40

Tony Fernandes, Mickey Mikitani

Day2 22:49

Rakuten Optimism 2019 Ridesharing and the future of transportation

8/1 [thu] 12:40 - 13:00

John Zimmer, Mickey Mikitani

Day2 34:10

Rakuten Optimism 2019 Building brands that resonate worldwide

8/1 [thu] 15:50 - 16:25

Kundo Koyama, Kashiwa Sato, Mickey Mikitani

Day3 47:16

Rakuten Optimism 2019 Medical frontiers of cancer treatment: The disruptors

8/2 [fri] 11:40 - 12:20

David Agus, Hisataka Kobayashi, Shinya Yamanaka, Mickey Mikitani, Hiroto Furuhashi

New discoveries at every turn
Free Admission

Interactive Event & Festival

Future World

Stop by booths where visitors can discover unique experiences through a 5G lens, savor culinary delights from across Japan, and even say hello to Rakuten’s official character, Okaimono Panda. There is no charge for admission to Future World, and many experiences will be available for free here during the conference.

July 31 (Wed) - Aug 3 (Sat)
Opens at 9:30 (Opens at 11:00 on July 31)
Closes at 19:00 (Closes at 17:00 on Aug 3)

Event overview and concept
Transforming the world through innovation
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Business Conference

Global Visions for the Future Conference

World-class speakers will take the stage to share their perspectives on a diverse range of topics. Find out how people and society are being empowered through Rakuten's Ecosystem, catch glimpses of the future and hear about plans and visions for new initiatives aimed at the 5G era.

Date: Wednesday, July 31 to Saturday, August 3, 2019
Doors open(Reception starts 9:30)Program starts 10:30
▽8/3 only
Doors open(Reception starts 8:30)Program starts 9:30

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YOSHIKI will perform on stage!
Invitation-only (Prize)

Live Performance

Rakuten YOSHIKI Night

Win an invitation to an unforgettable experience! The prize invitations will be presented to users of specified Rakuten services via special drawing.

Saturday, August 3

Website page only available in Japanese

Welcome to the 5G era.

As 5G opens the door to change that may rival the industrial revolution, Rakuten is preparing for a wave of innovation. We are embarking on new initiatives and redefining preconceptions.

When preconceptions change, the way we live and the very fabric of society can change. The application of AI and other advanced technologies across fields including e-commerce, fintech, sports, entertainment, mobile and medical services are already transforming visions of the future. The Rakuten Group is paving the way for that transformation.

We are optimistic about the future. We continue to challenge expectations.

Rakuten Optimism 2019

Important Notes

For Rakuten Optimism 2019 attendees

About Qualifications

Attendees must be 18 years old or older to attend the business conference.

We reserve the right to ask visitors to leave or decline entry to the venue if they are obstructing event operations.

About Event Enforcement

In the event of inclement weather, natural disasters or other unavoidable reasons, this event may be rescheduled or canceled without notice.

About Tickets

Rules of ticket sales follow Rakuten Ticket's terms of service. (https://ticket.rakuten.co.jp/terms/)

Only the purchaser can attend this event.

About Taking Photos and Video

We will be recording and shooting videos on-site. All participants at the event agree to the following terms:
1) Participants agree to be recorded via photo, video and voice recording.
2) Participants agree to provide information and documents, including performing interviews.
3) Participants agree that all information filmed or recorded on-site is the property of Rakuten Group and can be used at Rakuten's discretion.

About Personal Information

All provided personal information (including applications) will be treated according to the Rakuten Group Privacy Policy (https://privacy.rakuten.co.jp/english/).

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