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Yahoo Japan's Z Holdings, LINE merger approved by JFTC on condition of monitoring of smartphone payment services

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 04 Aug 2020 06:20
  • 04 Aug 2020 06:20
The merger between Yahoo Japan’s parent company Z Holdings and social media company LINE, two of the nation's most powerful digital platforms, won conditional approval today from the Japan Fair Trade Commission.
The regulator approved the merger after the companies offered to receive JFTC monitoring of their smartphone payment services.


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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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