English as the common language

What Japan can learn from the success of Hiroshi Mikitani at Rakuten…

80% of Rakuten’s engineers are foreigners.

3 responses to “English as the common language”

  1. […] Hire a top Japanese executive to achieve credibility. International staff can support her. Over the years, I’ve watched many foreign executives fail @ Japanese companies even if they spoke perfect Japanese. This will change in the next 20 years due to demographic constraints and the desire to grow with the rest of the world. Mikitani-san lead the way with the  Rakuten story. […]

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