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Blog: Why are rivals not worried by Rakuten strategy?

Japan new entrant Rakuten Mobile unveiled its long-awaited pricing plans ahead of a planned launch …

Mobile Mix: Rakuten rocks up in Japan

Joseph has all the action from Rakuten’s network launch in Tokyo, as the disruptive operator …

Network pioneer Rakuten unveils aggressive launch strategy

Rakuten Mobile, the fourth mobile operator in Japan with a new approach to network build, …

Japan seeks domestic alternatives to Huawei, ZTE

Japan’s government stepped-up its campaign against Chinese infrastructure vendors, moving to incentivise domestic companies to …

Rakuten Mobile postpones launch

Rakuten Mobile, the fourth mobile operator in Japan, delayed its nationwide launch planned for next …

Security breach brings down shutters on 7Pay

Bosses at retailer 7-Eleven Japan called time on its fledgling 7Pay mobile payment service, after …

Samsung hunts for new suppliers as trade row rolls on

Samsung agreed a battery supply deal with LG Electronics covering its upcoming Galaxy Note 10 …

Korea seeks US intervention in Japan trade spat

South Korea asked the US to step in to help resolve a bitter diplomatic row …

Japan gets tougher on foreign ownership

Japan’s government outlined plans to restrict foreign ownership of domestic companies operating in the country’s …

Alipay gains traction in Japan

Alipay announced users can access its payments service at more than 300,000 merchants in Japan, …