Rakuten Institute of Technology was launched in 2005
as the dedicated R&D organization for the Rakuten Group.


Rakuten Institute of Technology Tokyo, located at the Rakuten headquarters of Rakuten, was established in 2005. Rakuten Institute of Technology Tokyo covers various research areas including IoT, drones, network optimization, data mining, fraud detection, NLP, computer vision, HCI and AR/VR. In particular, we focus on applying advanced machine learning and state-of-the-art deep learning to many fields.

Tokyo photo

Literally and figuratively, the Tokyo office works closely with the many business lines of Rakuten enabling frequent interaction and collaboration. Tokyo boasts a very diverse team of researchers from all over the world - the majority of whom are from countries outside Japan in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

Google Map TOKYO

Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0094
Directions: 5-minute walk from Futako Tamagawa Station, Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line and Tokyu Oimachi Line.


Rakuten Institute of Technology Paris, established in 2014, focuses on projects using machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and new interactions like augmented and virtual reality.
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Paris researchers collaborate with several business and technical teams of Rakuten France, located in the same office, and with many other Rakuten subsidiaries in Europe and in Japan.

Google Map PARIS

Rakuten France, 92 rue Reaumur, Paris. France. 75002
Directions: The building entrance is 40 rue Dussoubs, the office entrance is on the 2nd floor. The nearest subway stations are Reaumur-Sebastopol and Sentier.


Rakuten Institute of Technology Singapore was established in 2015, and current projects include machine translation, speech recognition, interactive language learning with digital content such as TV series, and user behaviour modelling. We are responsible for providing high quality research and development to power long term innovation.
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In Singapore, where we see many new ventures and start-up businesses, the office has a close relationship with Rakuten Viki - the TV drama and movie site.


138 Market Street, #32-01, CapitaGreen, Singapore. 048946


Rakuten Institute of Technology Boston, established in 2015, is focusing on research on machine learning, deep learning and AI, specifically promoting research in the area of AI, which is currently developing at a remarkable pace, and collaborating with big data teams.
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The Boston office is positioned in a major international academic hub of the US, where several world-renowned universities are located, allowing collaboration with institutions nearby.

Google Map BOSTON

2 South Station, Suite 400, Boston MA, U.S.A. 02110

NEW YORK (Satellite Office)

The NY satellite office is located in the heart of Manhattan, one of the busiest cities in the world. Nevertheless, as a small team, researchers enjoy an at-home atmosphere.

Google Map NEW YORK

215 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor, New York, NY. U.S.A. 10003
Directions: The building is located just north of Union Square, between 17th and 18th St. Our office is on the 2nd floor. The nearest subway stations are 14th Street and Union Square (N, Q, 4, 5, 6, L, and R lines).


Rakuten Institute of Technology San Mateo, located at the US headquarters of Rakuten, was established in 2018. Rakuten Institute of Technology San Mateo plays a role as the US market hub of research projects, connecting all RIT locations to US businesses. It focuses on data science, data mining, NLP, and applications of machine learning and deep learning in the creative economy space.


The San Mateo office is based in the bay area of US, where emerging startups and leading universities are located, encouraging maximum innovation.

Google Map SanMateo

Rakuten Crimson House West 800 Concar Drive, San Mateo, California, 94402


Rakuten Institute of Technology Bengaluru, established in 2018, is focusing on research into deep learning, computer vision, and robotics. Some of the office's key research topics are detection and prediction of financial fraud, computer vision in e-commerce and medical imaging, and automation of warehouse robotics and logistics.

In Bengaluru, we are co-located with Rakuten India, and acts as a hub for collaboration with Indian research universities with the aim of providing high-level researchers with opportunities.


3rd Floor, SmartWorks, Sargod Imperial 93, Field Marshal Cariappa Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025