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Japanese third-party vendors say Rakuten is favoring its own products in online shopping mall

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 11 Dec 2020 01:11
  • 11 Dec 2020 01:12
A group of Japanese merchants has accused e-commerce giant Rakuten of favoring its own businesses, in a claim that echoes those directed against in the EU and the US over its dual role as both the manager and a user of the same platform.

Leaders of Rakuten Union, a group representing

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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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