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Apple, Google mobile services likely to be targeted by Japan's new ex ante digital regulations

By Sachiko Sakamaki and Toko Sekiguchi
  • 16 Jun 2023 00:51
  • 16 Jun 2023 04:41
Apple and Google are likely to be subject to new smartphone regulations in Japan, according to a report on smartphone ecosystems disclosed today. Japan’s cabinet-level panel discussed the provisional final report on competition assessments of mobile ecosystems, calling for a dual approach of ex ante rules and self-regulation.
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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.

Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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