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Bill for Improving Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms

Japan - February 7 2020 On January 28, 2020, a bill for improving transparency and fairness of digital platforms ("Bill") was discussed at the Digital Market Competition...

Hideo Nakajima, Toshio Dokei.

Amendments to the JFTC Merger Guidelines and Policies in accordance with Digital Economy

Japan - February 3 2020 The Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") amended the "Guidelines to Application of the Antimonopoly Act Concerning Review of Business Combination"...

Hideo Nakajima, Toshio Dokei.

Prospects for JFTC Competition Policies in 2020

Japan - January 24 2020 The 2019 Amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Act ("Amendments") including revisions to surcharge system (i.e., administrative fine system) will be fully...

Hideo Nakajima, Toshio Dokei.

New Guidelines re: Application of ASBP to Transactions between Digital Platforms and Consumers

Japan - January 15 2020 The Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") issued "Guidelines Concerning Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position in Transactions between Digital Platform...

Hideo Nakajima, Toshio Dokei.

The Japan Cabinet proposed Direction of Bill for Digital Platform Transparency Act

Japan - January 8 2020 The Japan Cabinet proposed the "Approaches to a bill on improving transparency of transactions of digital platform operators (provisional name)" on...

Hideo Nakajima, Toshio Dokei.