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Senior Correspondent, Tokyo
Sachiko covers antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, as well as patent disputes related to connected cars. She has an undergraduate degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a master's degree in communications from United States International (now Alliant International) University in California. She previously worked as a journalist for Time magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Post in Japan.
Selected Insights by Sachiko
Japanese automakers are under increasing pressure to pay for standard essential patents, or SEPs, for connected cars
Japanese stakeholders have mostly welcomed the industry ministry’s recent guidelines on licensing negotiations for essential technologies
Chinese courts using anti-suit injunctions against lawsuits in disputes over standard essential patents, or SEPs
Japan published negotiation guidelines between the holders and users of standard essential patents.
Antitrust enforcement in Japan is beset with challenges, including a cultural tendency to seek error-free enforcement