Region: Japan

Japan issues first public approval for sustainability collaboration

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has allowed five petrochemical companies to collaborate on a carbon-neutral initiative, marking the first public clearance of an environmental agreement since the agency issued sustainability guidelines.

16 February 2024

Japan extracts extensive remedies from Korean Air/Asiana Airlines

Korean Air has agreed to divest Asiana Airlines’ global air cargo business and slots on seven passenger routes to secure approval from Japan’s antitrust authority.

31 January 2024


Featured in GCR 100 2024

15 December 2023

Japan: A Spotlight on the Key Trends in Digital Policymaking

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Third Edition

The Japanese government and the Fair Trade Commission have investigated digital markets to facilitate a fair and competitive landscape. In addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital economy, these entities have updated and amended their policies to support a healthy future for e-commerce in Japan.

08 December 2023

Japan: Transformed FDI Ecosystem Emerges in the Wake of New Regulations and Restrictions

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Third Edition

The government is imposing new requirements on foreign investors. New penalties for non-compliance should deter violations and enhance the productivity of the FDI landscape.

06 December 2023

Japan: private practice perspective

Featured in Enforcer Hub

24 November 2023

DMA is not a global standard, says Meta lawyer

The EU’s Digital Markets Act could have a “chilling effect” on innovation but it is encouraging to see different regulatory approaches evolving in the Asia-Pacific, an in-house antitrust lawyer for Meta has said.

27 October 2023

Japan: JFTC Prepared to Conduct Market Testing Early to Accelerate Formal Review Procedure

Featured in Merger Remedies Guide - Fifth Edition

The JFTC’s willingness to conduct market testing in some cases even before the formal notification is unusual. This – coupled with its inability to stop the clock during formal review – enables effective and timely cooperation between notifying parties and JFTC case team, which can bring significant benefits.

25 October 2023

Japan joins list of agencies probing Google Android agreements

Google’s Android agreements with device makers are being scrutinised in Japan as the country’s competition authority is seeking third-party views for the first time during the initial stages of a probe.

23 October 2023

Leading Japanese firm to open in Brussels

Two antitrust partners will help launch Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune’s new Brussels office in early 2024.

06 October 2023

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