Currently, Tatsuo Hidaka is a general manager of the Employee Engagement Dept. at Rakuten, Inc., a general manager of the Corporate Culture Dept. at Rakuten Asia Pte. Ltd., and the head of the Rakuten People and Culture Lab; all of which operate separately from the HR department in Rakuten. He is responsible for corporate culture enhancement to contribute to the sustainable growth of Rakuten, globally. He has been leading his global team from Singapore for the past two years, and conducts cultural initiatives such as MVV sharing, PMI consulting and ’one team’ culture creation covering the Americas, EMEA, APAC and Japan. With 17 years working in the areas of L&D, OD and change management, Tats is one of the most experienced HR consultants in Japan. His career has taken him from being an HR consultant, to becoming a director for the largest Japan based HR consultancy firm. After he oversaw the acquisition of an intercultural communication training company of people with eight different nationalities, he joined Rakuten to work on making it a truly global company, with his solid methods of corporate culture enhancement.