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Comment: Japan government's focus on competition may pose questions on antitrust regulator's independence

By Toko Sekiguchi
  • 31 Dec 2020 00:30
  • 08 Oct 2021 01:00
Japan’s industrial policy of recent years has increasingly looked to its antitrust regulator for validation, shedding light on the agency's agenda. But the lockstep in which the government and the Japan Fair Trade Commission has pressured some sectors, raises questions on the independence of the gatekeeper of competition.

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