Antitrust Antitrust

JFTC closes long history of administrative hearings and looks to Japanese courts for swifter results

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 25 Feb 2021 23:01
  • 28 Feb 2021 22:56
Earlier this month, the Japanese competition regulator handed down a decision in an appeal hearing over a cartel case involving cardboard box materials. The decision marked the end of the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s long history of administrative hearings, which lasted more than seven decades.

The hearings have been replaced by direct

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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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