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Japanese startups still struggle with large companies' abusive conduct, JFTC finds

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 23 Dec 2022 06:00
  • 23 Dec 2022 04:46
Large Japanese companies and investors have continued to take advantage of startup companies for joint ventures and investments, despite newly introduced antitrust guidelines, the Japan Fair Trade Commission said today in disclosing the results of a new market survey.

Because the government is counting on startups to rejuvenate the economy, the JFTC conducted

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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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