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Comment: Japanese electric power companies' failure to graph competition led to historical fines

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 31 Mar 2023 12:09
  • 31 Mar 2023 12:09
Japan’s electric power companies — Chugoku Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power and Kyushu Electric Power — were sanctioned yesterday for colluding with Japan’s number two power company Kansai Electric Power for a violation which began soon after the power retail market was liberalized. 
The Japan Fair Trade Commission, or JFTC, imposed the

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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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