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Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Roos becomes outside director of Rakuten 

Nikkei reported on Saturday that major Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten announced on Friday that former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Roos will become an outside director on March 30, following a shareholders meeting that day. The paper noted that Roos became acquainted with Rakuten CEO and President Mikitani when he was serving as the ambassador to Japan under the Obama administration and visited the Rakuten’s Sendai hub as part of relief efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. 

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