Antitrust Antitrust

Japan's lunchbox chain operator Plenus to face antitrust complaints from franchisee (update*)

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 04 Feb 2020 23:06
  • 05 Dec 2021 23:10

Plenus, operator of "Hotto Motto" lunchbox retail chain, will face antitrust complaints which were mailed today to the competition regulator and a court by a franchisee. Criticism of harsh treatment dispensed by powerful business operators against weaker counterparts is increasing in Japan. The complaint against Plenus alleges an abuse of the

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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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