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Furuya nomination for second term as Japan's competition chief to face parliamentary scrutiny

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 24 Jan 2023 01:57
  • 24 Jan 2023 01:57
Japan’s competition chief Kazuyuki Furuya has been nominated for a second term as chairman of the Japan Fair Trade Commission, or JFTC, subject to parliamentary approval.

Marking the start of this year’s ordinary parliamentary session on Monday, the Japanese government nominated Furuya to continue to lead the antitrust agency after his first term

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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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