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Japan to accelerate antitrust-enforcement efforts as Covid impact eases, senior official says

By Sachiko Sakamaki and Toko Sekiguchi
  • 15 Dec 2021 02:11
  • 15 Dec 2021 02:11
The senior official at Japan's competition watchdog vowed today to accelerate enforcement efforts as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic eases.
Shuichi Sugahisa, secretary general of the Japan Fair Trade Commission, or JFTC, said that the pandemic had forced the government to request restrictions on the movement of personnel for

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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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