Rakuten eyeing move to California
NHK -- Feb 14
The leader of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is considering moving part of the company's head office functions to Silicon Valley in California.

The firm's Chairman and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani said on Monday that IT firms rely on talented workers coming to Silicon Valley from different countries, which is an engine for innovation. He also said that he hopes the United States continues to be a nation that people around the world dream of.

Earlier this month, Mikitani advised employees who might be subject to President Trump's temporary entry ban to refrain from traveling to the United States.

News source: NHK
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