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More than one year since allegations emerged that Chinese online gambling company 500.com had paid bribes in Japan.
Japan's new antitrust chief vows to chase after platform operators, sees a contributing role in governmentThe new head of Japan’s antitrust regulator vowed to chase after digital businesses as needed.
With just days to serve, JFTC chief urges Japanese companies to use antitrust law to their advantageThe outgoing head of Japan’s competition authority called on Japanese companies to more assertively use antitrust laws to their advantage.
JFTC's control over competition policy for digital platforms challenged by new government expert groupAs antitrust rulemaking in Japan’s data economy increasingly takes on protectionist overtones in the form of measures targeting foreign Internet giants, the debate on revising competition laws and guidelines is being co-opted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, diminishing the role played by the traditional gatekeepers of competition policy. At issue is who will ultimately make the rules — the Japan Fair Trade Commission or an expert group convened by the prime minister?