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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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Japan: JFTC drafts guidelines for tighter regulations on tech giants

The  Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) announced Thursday, August 29, it has compiled draft guidelines for tighter regulation of technology giants in...

Japan: JFTC demands action from four big contractors with multiple antitrust...

Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) Chairman Kazuyuki Sugimoto has separately summoned the presidents of four major general contractors to demand action to prevent behavior...

Japan: Airbnb probe ends

According to a report from Reuters Japan’s antitrust watchdog will end its inspection of the Japanese operations of Airbnb as the US home-sharing platform...

Japan: Ex-Regulator opens antitrust boutique after exit from Mori Hamada

Former investigator for the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), Tsuyoshi Ikeda, has left Japanese “Big Four” law firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto to start...

Japan: Regulator OKs merger of Nagasaki banks

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) approved the merger of regional banks Fukuoka Financial Group and Eighteenth Bank as early as this month, a source...

Japan: Apple faces antitrust regulators over Yahoo game platform

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is probing US tech giant Apple on suspicion of unfair trade practices for allegedly forcing its rival to withdraw from...

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