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Comment: Book on competition policy amid Japan's shrinking population ignites controversy

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 24 Aug 2021 03:24
  • 24 Aug 2021 22:16
The normally staid world of Japanese competition policy has been set ablaze by the work of a local economist who argues that an entirely new approach to competition in Japan is warranted by the effects of the country’s drastic population decline. A book by the prominent economist Hiroshi Ohashi has triggered

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Sachiko Sakamaki

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.

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