Antitrust Antitrust

Japan's Rakuten Group faces new lawsuit by online-store operator, amid ongoing antitrust probe

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 11 Nov 2021 02:08
  • 11 Nov 2021 02:08
Rakuten Group faces a fresh lawsuit from an operator of an online store on its marketplace Rakuten Ichiba that claims it was forced to close the store, demanding that it be restored, MLex has learned. The legal battle highlights the allegedly unfair practices toward the merchants of Japan's top online-mall operator, at

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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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