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Japan’s Top Utilities Face New Antitrust Fines

Japan’s trade watchdog is likely to impose a record amount of fines on several major utilities after finding they formed a cartel and obstructed...

Japan’s Watchdog: Local Impact From FTX Collapse ‘Minimal’

Aiming to determine Japan’s exposure to FTX, the country’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has reportedly asked local cryptocurrency exchanges if the collapse of FTX...
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Japan’s Financial Regulator Wants to Ease Crypto Tax Rules

Japan’s Financial Services Agency is calling for less stringent corporate tax rules for cryptocurrency assets and individual stock investors. The proposed moves are in aid of Prime...
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Senior Official From Japan’s Competition Commission Joined Baker

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise), a Japanese member firm of Baker McKenzie, has hired former secretary general of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)...
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Olympus In Talks To Sell Microscope Unit For $2 Billion

Japan's Olympus is close to selling its microscope unit to a private equity firm in a deal that could fetch more than 300 billion yen...
big tech

Japan May Rule On Making Big Tech Open Up On Algorithms

Japanese legal experts have said an antitrust case related to a local restaurant website could change how large internet platforms such as Google, Facebook...
Big Tech

Japan May Fine Twitter, Meta, Google Over Domestic Registration

The Japanese government is set to levy fines against 48 tech companies including Twitter, Facebook- owner Meta Platforms and Alphabet Inc's Google for failing to register...
Toshiba

Japan’s Toshiba Mulls Going After Proposal Public

Toshiba, the Japanese conglomerate exploring strategic options, said it has received eight initial proposals to take it private as well as two proposals for...
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Japan’s Watchdog OKs Commitments By Booking.com

The Japan Fair Trade Commission has concluded a review of internet platform Booking.com B.V. in accordance with the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act, under...
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Japanese Watchdog Probes Toho Cinemas

Toho Cinemas, Japan’s largest cinema chain, is under investigation by the Japan Fair Trade Commission for possible violations of Japan’s antitrust law. According to Variety, the...
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