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Comment: Japanese watchdog's moves to step up merger transparency points to real change

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 16 Jul 2021 03:06
  • 16 Jul 2021 03:06
The continuing decline of Japan’s population is bringing with it a shrinkage in the size of domestic markets. Along with the Covid-19 pandemic, this may have contributed to the drastic decline in deals involving foreign companies that have been notified to Japan’s competition regulator.
The Japan Fair Trade Commission, or

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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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