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Closure of antitrust probe into Rakuten marketplace gets mixed reactions in Japan

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 07 Dec 2021 04:34
  • 07 Dec 2021 04:34
Reactions have been mixed to the announcement yesterday by Japan's competition enforcer that it would end its investigation into Rakuten Group's potentially exploitative conduct at its online mall by accepting the company's voluntary measures. 
Handing down its findings, the Japan Fair Trade Commission, or JFTC, pointed out some facts indicating

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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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