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Japan’s New Antitrust Head Interested In Probing Any Merger Involving Fitbit

Japan's antitrust watchdog can open a probe into any merger or business tie-up involving fitness tracker maker Fitbit if the size of...
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Japan’s Regulator Looks At High Mobile Rates

Japan's major mobile carriers will face scrutiny of their sales practices to encourage healthy market competition, the chief of the Japan Fair...
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Japan FTC Fines Aircraft Fuel Supplier For Barring Rival

Japan's Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) on Tuesday, July 7, issued a cease-and-desist order to major aircraft fuel supplier Mainami Aviation Services after...

Competition Law and Sports in Japan: A New Olympic Legacy?

Given the increasing number of self-employed workers, recently the Japanese competition authority has been more and more engaged in human resources markets....

Antitrust in Times of National and Global Emergencies

By Reiko Aoki (Japan Fair Trade Commission)1   Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic is being compared to the Spanish flu and other pandemics of the past. Past experiences...
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Japan Seeks Cut Of Interbank Money Transfer Fees

Japan's Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) plans to urge financial institutions to effectively reduce interbank money transfer fees, informed sources said Monday, April...
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JFTC Finds Possible Law Breaches By Eatery Review Sites

Some Japanese eateries using services of restaurant review websites have had the terms of their contracts unilaterally changed by the site operators,...
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Japan Launches Probe Into Rakuten’s Free Delivery Plan

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has started investigating online mall operator Rakuten’s plan to make marketplace merchants shoulder the costs of...
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Japan: JFTC to open antitrust probe into Rakuten

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) announced Wednesday, January 22, it will open an investigation into Rakuten Inc.’s plan to scrap delivery...
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Japan: BMW raided by JFTC

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) raided BMW Japan on Wednesday, September 11, for allegedly imposing unreasonable sales quotas on its distributors and...

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