Shopping site Rakuten thinks empire

Business | FRONT-RUNNERS Oct 15, 2003

Shopping site Rakuten thinks empire

by Yuji Utsunomiya

The nation's largest online shopping mall operator appears to be building an empire, or what its president calls a new zaibatsu in the world of Internet retail. Rakuten Inc. announced in September its purchase of Mytrip Net Co., which specializes in online hotel and travel ...