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Rakuten sticks to mobile ambitions despite $608m loss

E-commerce provider pins hopes on new roaming deal to draw customers

Rakuten's mobile business has bled red ink in the January-March quarter for the last four years. (Photo by Hiroki Endo)

TOKYO -- Rakuten Group's mobile operations continued to weigh on overall earnings last quarter, results released Friday show, but the Japanese e-commerce company has not given up on the business.

Rakuten posted an 82.5 billion yen ($608 million) net loss for the three months through March, a slight improvement on the year, but still a fourth straight year of red ink for that quarter.

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