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Key Japanese antitrust official Kobayashi will replace Sugahisa as top competition bureaucrat

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 22 Jun 2022 02:41
  • 22 Jun 2022 02:41
Wataru Kobayashi will become the next secretary general of Japan’s competition regulator, with the Japanese cabinet yesterday approving the appointment of the antitrust official to replace Shuichi Sugahisa, upon his retirement on July 1.

The 58-year-old Kobayashi is currently the director general of the Economic Affairs Bureau within the Japan Fair Trade

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