Antitrust Antitrust

Chugoku, Chubu, Kyushu electric-power companies to face unprecedented antitrust fines in Japan for cartel

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 01 Dec 2022 08:33
  • 01 Dec 2022 08:33
Chugoku Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power, and Kyushu Electric Power are set to face an unprecedent amount of antitrust fines — a combined total of more than 100 billion yen ($730 million) — for a cartel involving electricity sold to business customers in western Japan. The companies announced today that they had

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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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