Antitrust Antitrust

Japan's new crime-fighting JFTC commissioner brings a discerning eye to antitrust enforcement

By Sachiko Sakamaki and Toko Sekiguchi
  • 16 Sep 2022 08:17
  • 16 Sep 2022 08:17
The Japan Fair Trade Commission recently welcomed its newest commissioner: a former public prosecutor with a wealth of experience handling criminal bid-rigging and cartel cases.
But what separates Yasushi Yoshida from previous JFTC appointments of former prosecutors is that his impressive resume includes leading the special investigation unit 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.

Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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