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Comment: Z Holdings-LINE's conditional clearance shows new JFTC approach to digital deals

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 07 Aug 2020 02:50
  • 07 Aug 2020 02:50
The merger between Z Holdings, which owns Yahoo Japan, and popular messaging-app LINE was conditionally approved this week (see here), in a move that demonstrated the Japanese regulator's willingness to take a new approach to concerns that may arise in deals involving emerging digital companies. 
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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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