Japan Fair Trade Commission: Aggressively Tackling Cartels, Bid-Rigging, & Monopolization

The Japan Fair Trade Commission, May 14, 2010

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) vigorously enforces the Japanese competition law, Antimonopoly Act (“AMA”) to improve the competitive environment with the goal of promoting fair and free competition in order to invigorate the economy and promote consumer benefits. In this article, a brief description will be given of recent developments regarding the enforcement of the AMA against hard-core cartels, and regulations on unilateral conduct with a specific focus on private monopolization.