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Comment: Japanese convenience chain Ministop under franchisee accusations, despite reform efforts

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 14 Apr 2022 05:17
  • 14 Apr 2022 05:17
Major Japanese convenience-store chain Ministop is being accused by some franchised-store owners of using a new type of contract that unfairly disadvantages them and amounts to an antitrust violation. Ironically, the new “partnership” contract was introduced in response to the antitrust enforcer’s competition concerns. The case underlines how difficult it is

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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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