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Japanese regulator is sharpening economic-analysis skills for digital cases, key official says

By Sachiko Sakamaki and Toko Sekiguchi
  • 26 Oct 2020 22:16
  • 26 Oct 2020 22:16
The growing number of merger reviews and antitrust cases in the digital market requiring sophisticated economic arguments has prompted the Japanese watchdog to refine its economic analysis capability by tapping in to the work of external economists, a commissioner has told MLex.
Reiko Aoki, one of four commissioners with 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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