We have a strategic research institute. That is named “RIT”, standing for Rakuten Institute of Technology. We recruit computer science researchers and data scientists, mainly phD and are trying to utilize academic knowledge, So as to turn emerging and growing new technology seeds into new business and service opportunity For enriching the internet life all over the world. We have many research projects worldwide. It goes widely from data mining, through NLP, Semantic Web, Cloud, High Performance Computing, Next UI/UX to Ubiquitous Computing. In this session, Masaya Mori, the executive officer of Rakuten and the founding director of RIT worldwide, and Satoshi Sekine, the director of RIT-NY will make an overview of RIT. And, each researcher will make a presentation about his/her research, including LeoFS, AR-HITOKE, and other up-to-date technologies. Based on that we will make some suggestions how to keep abreast of current trends in terms of utilization of technologies.