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Japan's competition regulator issued record subcontract law enforcements during pandemic

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 02 Jun 2021 00:00
  • 01 Jun 2021 23:43
The Japanese competition watchdog strengthened enforcement activities against subcontract law breaches last fiscal year, as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted many industries.
With subcontractors facing order cancellations, delayed payments and other disadvantages because of the difficult trading conditions, enforcements issued by the Japan Fair Trade Commission hit their highest level in

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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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