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Multilayer subcontracting in Japan's software industry poses competition concerns, JFTC says

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 29 Jun 2022 07:00
  • 29 Jun 2022 09:49
Japan’s software industry is plagued by the widespread use of multiple layers of subcontractors, posing a risk of exploitation for downstream businesses, the latest market survey of the country’s competition regulator has concluded.
This industry landscape poses a risk of exploitation for downstream subcontractors and violates subcontracting and antitrust laws,

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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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