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Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric, Chugoku Electric raided for suspected cartel by Japan regulator

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 13 Apr 2021 00:39
  • 22 Apr 2021 19:18
Kansai Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power, and Chugoku Electric Power were raided today by Japan's competition enforcer on suspicions they were part of a power supply cartel for business users in central and western Japan.

This is the first collusion investigation into Japan's electricity retail market since the market was liberalized in 2000.

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