Senior Correspondent, Tokyo
Toko is a senior reporter in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption and regulatory issues. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.
JFTC's control over competition policy for digital platforms challenged by new government expert groupAs antitrust rulemaking in Japan’s data economy increasingly takes on protectionist overtones in the form of measures targeting foreign Internet giants, the debate on revising competition laws and guidelines is being co-opted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, diminishing the role played by the traditional gatekeepers of competition policy. At issue is who will ultimately make the rules — the Japan Fair Trade Commission or an expert group convened by the prime minister?