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Google under Japanese antitrust probe for restricting rival's search-ad business, but likely to see closure

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 16 Apr 2024 04:23
  • 16 Apr 2024 04:23
The Japan Fair Trade Commission, or JFTC, has been investigating Google for a suspected antitrust violation for restricting Yahoo Japan’s search-advertising business, but is likely to close the probe soon by accepting the US tech company’s remedial commitments.
The investigation involves Google’s demand for Yahoo Japan, now called LY Corporation,

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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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