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Japanese fisheries cooperatives raided over suspected antitrust violations for seaweed sales

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 07 Jun 2022 08:45
  • 07 Jun 2022 08:45
Fisheries cooperatives in Japan’s southern Kyushu Island were raided today over alleged antitrust violations, as the competition enforcer continues its campaign against fisheries and farm cooperatives suspected of unfair dealing with their members, MLex has learned.

The Japan Fair Trade Commission, or JFTC, raided multiple cooperatives, including prefectural associations in the Fukuoka, Kumamoto

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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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