J. League, Rakuten announce commercial tie-up

/ Apr 24, 2017

J. League, Rakuten announce commercial tie-up

The J. League and Rakuten announced on Monday a 2½-year electronic commerce deal that will see the Japanese Internet giant relaunch the league's online store, with the eventual aim of rivaling Nippon Professional Baseball in merchandise sales. Financial terms of the deal, which follows in ...

Drone services starting to take off in Japan

/ Jun 13, 2016

Drone services starting to take off in Japan

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Domestic companies are coming up with a series of new services that leverage the latest in drone technology. MicroAd Inc., a Tokyo-based online advertising company, has unveiled a service called Sky Magic to produce sound-and-light extravaganzas. Drones illuminated with LED lights can project logos, words, ...

Rakuten to trial drone delivery on Chiba golf course

/ Apr 26, 2016

Rakuten to trial drone delivery on Chiba golf course

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Online shopping giant Rakuten Inc. is venturing into the uncharted territory of drone delivery, enabling golfers to order snacks, beverages and golf equipment while playing a round. Rakuten on Monday announced the nation's first drone delivery service, a monthlong experiment from May 9 at Camel ...