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Japan's Rakuten may face emergency court order to stop free shipping plan (update*)

By Sachiko Sakamaki and Toko Sekiguchi
  • 28 Feb 2020 00:36
  • 26 Mar 2020 18:50

Japan’s online mall operator Rakuten may have to scrap its plans to start a free shipping service after the Japan Fair Trade Commission today asked the Tokyo District Court to block the new service which is due to start in March.
The JFTC said today that it asked the court

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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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