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Pre-launch preparations for Japan's new smartphone law vital to its success, competition chief says

By Sachiko Sakamaki and Toko Sekiguchi
  • 09 Jul 2024 07:59
  • 09 Jul 2024 07:59
Japan’s competition chief told MLex in an exclusive interview that the preparation in the coming months to implement Japan’s new smartphone competition law will be key to its success.
In initial steps since the law’s enactment last month, the antitrust authority has started talks with Big Tech companies like Apple

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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.

Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo


Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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