Rakuten – Underestimated Potential?

Rakuten 1-Year Chart_2021Rakuten, Inc. (4755.T) is the sixth-largest e-commerce company in the world and is often referred to as ‘the Amazon of Japan.’ Besides e-commerce, the company has built up a comprehensive ecosystem that includes travel, advertising, membership cards, sport and event management, bank, securities trading, insurances, communication and messaging services, TV, digital content, and many more services. Rakuten runs a sophisticated loyalty program that encourages customers to cross-use all services in this ecosystem. Continue reading “Rakuten – Underestimated Potential?”

Nintendo – Gaining Cult Status

Nintendo 1-Year Chart_2020Nintendo Co. Ltd. (7974.T) is one of the most recognizable brands in gaming. The company is both a developer and publisher of video games and a manufacturer of home and handheld game consoles. Nintendo started some 130 years ago with handmade Japanese playing cards and is today among the top three video game makers globally and number one of game console sales. Continue reading “Nintendo – Gaining Cult Status”