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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...

Japan: Regulator closes approval of Nagasaki banks’ merger

Over two and a half years of antitrust screening is coming to an end, allowing two regional banks in the western prefecture of Nagasaki...

Japan: Apple alters its contracts to comply with antitrust laws

Japan's antitrust regulatory agency just wrapped up an investigation into Apple, and in order to ensure its compliance with the country's antitrust rules, the...

Japan: Amazon headquarters raided by nation’s regulator

Amazon’s Japanese headquarters in Tokyo has been raided by the country’s fair trade watchdog on suspicion of violation of antitrust regulations, reported the Wall...

Japan: JTFC raids Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

Japanese antitrust regulators raided last month the offices of Airbnb over suspected violations of antitrust laws, the home rental site said on Friday, November...

Japan: JFTC raids department stores

On July 19, Japan’s competition watchdog searched the offices and branches of three department store chains in the Osaka-Kyoto area for alleged violation of...

Japan: JFTC concludes that Big data should be subject to competition...

A report by a study group at Japan’s Fair Trade Commission concludes that the collection and use of big data should be subject to...
Recent Developments in Japanese Cartel Enforcement – Time for a Change?

Recent Developments in Japanese Cartel Enforcement – Time for a Change?

By Atsushi Yamada - This year, the Japan Fair Trade Commission celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the leniency system in Japan. As of March 2016, there...

Injunctive Relief for Infringement of FRAND-Assured Standard-Essential Patents: Japan and Canada...

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Lisa Kimmel, Oct 14, 2015 Courts and antitrust agencies across the globe continue to...

Japanese Leniency Program—Issues to be Considered

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Madoka Shimada, Sumito Nakano, Sep 16, 2015 The leniency program has played an important...
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