Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman and chief executive officer of Rakuten Inc., speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. (Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg)

Billionaire Has a New Goal for His 17,000 Workers: Learn to Code

(Bloomberg) -- Less than a decade after stunning workers at his Japanese tech giant with an edict to learn English, billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani wants to do the same with computer programming.