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Japanese Regulator Probes Underwriter Role In IPO Pricing

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), the anti-monopoly watchdog, has begun investigating if securities companies and underwriters are pricing shares fairly in initial public...
CPI Talks... with JFTC Chairman Kazuyuki Furuya

CPI Talks… with JFTC Chairman Kazuyuki Furuya

In this month’s edition of CPI Talks… we have the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Kazuyuki Furuya, Chairman of the Japan Fair Trade Commission...
Recent Developments in Competition Law and Policy in the Digital Economy in Japan

Recent Developments in Competition Law and Policy in the Digital Economy...

In Japan, a new law for regulating digital platforms called the DP Act became effective on February 1, 2021. The discussion is going on...

Towards a Competition Enabling Framework in Asia Pacific: Opportunities & Challenges...

Below, we have provided the full, Japanese transcript of the panel discussion, Online Advertising, Market Competition, Data and Transparency: Opportunities & Challenges for the...

Towards a Competition Enabling Framework in Asia Pacific: Opportunities & Challenges...

Below, we have provided the full transcript of the panel discussion, Online Advertising, Market Competition, Data and Transparency: Opportunities & Challenges for the Ads...
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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 such deals...
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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 Trade Commission...
Aviation Services

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 the Tokyo-based...
Competition Law and Sports in Japan: A New Olympic Legacy?

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. In terms...
Japan COVID-19

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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