Japanese Competition Authority

Japan Fair Trade Commission (Tokyo)

The JFTC is an independent administrative commission consisting of the Chairman and 4 commissioners. These members are appointed from among experts in law or economics by the prime minister with the consent of the Parliament. The JFTC is unique in that it performs its duties as independent administrative commission without being directed or supervised by other organs. Its organizational unit known as General Secretariat takes charge of clerical affairs of the JFTC with regard to investigation and supervision of those cases involving the Antimonopoly Act.

Articles

5139 Bulletin

Japanese Competition Authority The Japanese Competition Authority opens an in-depth review concerning a merger in the market of containerboard (Nippon Paper Industries / Tokushu Tokai Paper)

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The JFTC Opens Secondary Review Concerning the Proposed Transactions including Establishment of a Joint Selling Company for Containerboards etc by Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. and Tokushu Tokai Paper Co., Ltd.and Solicits Comments from Third Parties* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japanese Competition Authority issues a cease and desist order and a surcharge payment order against tenderers for bid-rigging (Japan Railway Construction)

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The JFTC Issued Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders to the Participants in Bidding for Snow-Melting Equipment Works for Hokuriku Shinkansen Ordered by the Japan Railway Construction, Transportation and Technology Agency* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued the (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japanese Competition Authority issues a cease and desist order against manufacturers and installers of country elevators and rice milling facilities for bid-rigging (ZEN-NOH)

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The JFTC issued cease and desist orders and surcharge payment orders to the participants in bidding for the country elevator works and the rice milling facility works ordered by the agricultural cooperatives, etc* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued the cease and desist orders (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues a cease and desist order against two air conditioning manufacturers and imposes surcharges on them for bid-rigging in the field of the low temperature air conditioning system works (Narasaki Sangyo and Hokkaido Hitachi)

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The JFTC Issued Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders to Participants in Bidding for Low Temperature Air Conditioning System Works Ordered by JA in Hokkaido* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued the cease and desist orders and the surcharge payment orders to (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission pronounces a cease and desist order against a prefectural economic federation of agricultural cooperatives for bid-rigging in the country elevator works market (JA Fukui Keizairen)

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The JFTC issued Cease and Desist Order to the JA Fukui Prefectural Economic Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued cease and desist order to the JA Fukui Prefectural Economic Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives (hereinafter referred to (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues a cease and desist order against members of an association and imposes surcharges on them for having substantially restrained competition in the market of the concrete products (Abashiri Concrete Products Association)

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The JFTC issued cease and desist order to Abashiri Concrete Products Association and surcharge payment orders to members of the Association* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued cease and desist order to Abashiri Concrete Products Association (hereinafter referred to as the (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission opens in-depth investigation on a merger in the market of manufacturing and selling paper and pulp products and launches a market inquiry (Chuetsu Pulp & Paper / Oji Holdings)

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The JFTC Opens Secondary Review Concerning the Proposed Acquisition of Shares of Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. by Oji Holdings Corporation and Solicits Comments from Third Parties* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) received the notification pursuant to the provision of the (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues a cease and desist order and imposes surcharges on two stell ball manufacturers for having implemented several anticompetitive agreements (Tsubaki Nakashima and Amatsuji Steel Ball)

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The JFTC Issued Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order to Steel Ball Manufacturer* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued the cease and desist order and the surcharge payment order to Tsubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd (Tsubaki Nakashima), finding that the company and Amatsuji (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on manufacturers of high-fructose corn syrup and manufacturers of starch syrup and glucose for having implemented a price-fixing agreement (HFCS)

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The JFTC Issued Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders to Manufacturers of High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Manufacturers of Starch Syrup and Glucose* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued cease and desist orders and surcharge payment orders to manufacturers of specific (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission clears an acquisition of shares, subject to remedies, in the retail of electric appliances market (Yamada Denki / Best Denki)

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The JFTC Closed its Review on the Proposed Acquisition of Shares of BEST DENKI Co., Ltd.by YAMADA DENKI Co., Ltd.* Upon a notification regardinga proposed acquisition of shares of BEST DENKI Co., Ltd. (BEST DENKI)by YAMADA DENKI Co., Ltd. (YAMADA DENKI), the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)had (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on bidders for bid rigging on the automotive parts market (Mitsubishi Electric)

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The JFTC Issued Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders to Participants in Bid-rigging Conspiracies for Automotive Parts* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) issued cease and desist orders and surcharge payment orders based on Article 7(2) and Article 7-2(1) of the Antimonopoly (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for general engineering works (MLIT Shikoku Regional Development Bureau)

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The JFTC Issued Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against Participants in Bidding for General Engineering Works, etc, ordered by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and Kochi Prefecture * The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued cease and (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on manufactures and distributors of expanded poly-styrol blocks for bid rigging and pronounces a cease and desist order against them

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The JFTC Issued Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against Manufactures and Distributors of Expanded Poly-styrol Blocks* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued cease and desist orders and surcharge payment orders against enterprises engaged in manufacturing and (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, in the financial instrument market (Tokyo Stock Exchange Group / Osaka Securities Exchange)

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The JFTC Closed its Review on the Proposed Business Combination between Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc. and Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd* Upon receipt of the notification of a plan regarding the proposed business combination between Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc. and Osaka Securities (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for automotive wire harness and related products (Automotive component suppliers’ cartel)

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The JFTC Issued the Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders to participants in bid-rigging conspiracies for automotive wire harness and related products* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued cease and desist orders, and surcharge payment orders against 3 (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on taxi business operators for having implemented a price-fixing agreement enabling to fix supracompetitive taxi fares

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The JFTC Issued the Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against taxi business operators , located in Niigata City and its suburbs* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued cease and desist orders, and surcharge payment orders against 25 taxi business operators, (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on manufacturers of LPG instruments for having implemented a price-fixing agreement (Katsura, Ito Koki and Fujikohki)

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The JFTC Issued the Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against manufacturers of LPG instruments* he Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued cease and desist orders, and surcharge payment orders against 3 manufacturers of LPG instruments, Katsura Co., Ltd., Ito Koki (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, in the manufacture and sale of steel products market (Nippon Steel / Sumitomo Metal Industries)

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Results of Investigation into the Proposed Merger between Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd* Upon the receipt of notification of a plan regarding the merger between Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.,the Japan Fair Trade Commission (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The JFTC issues a cease and desist order and imposes a surcharge payment on a toy and juvenile-products retailer for having abused of its superior bargaining position (Toys“R”Us-Japan)

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The JFTC issued Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order against Toys“R”Us-Japan, Ltd* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has investigated Toys“R”Us-Japan, Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Toys“R”Us-Japan”) in accordance with the provisions under the Antimonopoly Act (AMA) and found (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for engineering works and pronounces a cease and desist order against them (City of Wajima)

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The JFTC Issued the Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against Participants in Bidding for Engineering Works ordered by Ishikawa Prefecture and the City of Wajima* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued cease and desist orders, and surcharge payment orders (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on manufacturers and distributors of air separation gases for price-fixing (Taiyo Nippon Sanso)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Orders against Manufacturers and Distributors of Air Separation Gases* he Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), under the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA), has investigated companies of manufacturing and distributing air separation gases , and (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for engineering works and pronounces a cease and desist order against them (Enzan District and Isawa District)

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Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against Participants in Bidding for Engineering Works ordered by Yamanashi Prefectural Government* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), under the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA), has investigated participants in the bidding for (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission clears a planned search engine partnership between two multinational corporations specializing in Internet-related services and products (Google and Yahoo Japan)

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Yahoo Japan’s Use of Technological Service Such As Search Engine Provided by Google (Tentative translation)* Japan Corporation (Yahoo Japan) would use search engine and search-advertising platform (hereinafter referred to as “search engine etc.”) provided by Google Inc. (Google), upon the (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on several manufacturers and distributors for price-fixing in the field of sales of electric wires for construction and distribution (Yazaki Corporation)

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Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against Manufacturers and Distributors of Electric Wires for Construction and Distribution* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), under the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA), has investigated companies engaged in manufacturing and (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission clears, subject to remedies, an acquisition in the analytical instruments markets (Agilent Technologies / Varian)

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The Proposed Acquisition of Shares of Varian, Inc. by Agilent Technologies, Inc.* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter “JFTC”) accepted a notification from Agilent Technologies,Inc. (based in the United States; hereinafter "Agilent") with regard to the acquisition of shares of Varian, Inc. (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on several manufacturers of optical fiber cable products for price-fixing (Sumitomo Electric)

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Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against Manufacturers of Optical Fiber Cable Products* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), under the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA), has investigated companies engaged in manufacturing and selling optical fiber cable products (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for sewer pipe constructions (City of Kawasaki)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order against Participants in Bidding for Sewer Pipe Constructions ordered by the City of Kawasaki* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), under the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA), has investigated participants in the bidding for sewer (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on manufacturers of cathode ray tubes for televisions for having implemented a price-fixing agreement (Samsung SDI and P.T. LP Displays Indonesia)

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Cease-and-Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Orders against Manufacturers of Cathode Ray Tubes for Televisions* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter referred to as “the JFTC”), on October 7, 2009, issued a cease-and-desist order pursuant to the provision of Paragraph 2,Article 7 of the (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on bidders for bid rigging in the field of trade of the power cables for specific use (EXSYM, J-Power Systems and VISCAS)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order against Participants in Quotation Collection or Competitive Bidding for Power Cable ordered by Electric Power Companies* The Japan Fair Trade Commission(JFTC), under the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act(AMA), investigated participants in the (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on several manufacturers of cathode ray tubes for televisions for having implemented a price-fixing agreement (MT Picture Display)

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Cease-and-Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Orders against Manufacturers of Cathode Ray Tubes for Televisions*  The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter “JFTC”) investigated entrepreneurs manufacturing and selling the cathode ray tubes for televisions in accordance with the provisions of the (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues a cease and desist order against a company for having coerced japanese manufacturers to conclude a restrictive licence agreement on essential patents (Qualcomm)

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Cease and Desist Order against QUALCOMM Inc orporated* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has investigated QUALCOMM Incorporated (QUALCOMM) in accordance with the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA) and found it to be in violation of Article 19 of the AMA (falling within Paragraph 13 (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on bidders for bid rigging on vehicle management jobs market (Nihon Doro Koun)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order against Participants in the Bidding for Vehicle Management Jobs Ordered by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)investigated participants in the bidding for vehicle management jobs (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues a cease and desist order against a franchising business company for having abused of its dominant bargaining position (Seven-Eleven)

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Cease and Desist Order against Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)investigated Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Seven-Eleven Japan) in accordance with the provision of the Antimonopoly Act and found that Seven-Eleven Japan was in violation (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on several manufacturers and distributors of cross-linked high-foaming for having implemented a price-fixing agreement (The Furukawa Electric)

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Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against Manufacturers and Distributors of Cross-linked High-Foaming Polyethylene Sheets* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) investigated the manufacturers and distributors of cross-linked high-foaming polyethylene sheets in accordance (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on air freight forwarders for having implemented a price-fixing agreement (Nippon Express)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order Against Air Freight Forwarders* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter referred to as “JFTC”) had investigated companies engaged in international air freight forwarding business , under the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (hereinafter (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on several distributors of industrial sewing machine threads for sewing plants for having implemented a price-fixing agreement (Shirakawa, Azuma and Kanagawa)

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Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against Distributors of Industrial Sewing Machine Threads for Sewing Plants, etc. Located in the Tohoku Area* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)investigated the distributors of industrial sewing machine threads for sewing plants, etc. (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Authority makes a cease and desist order against a musical copyright company for having excluded management business operators (JASRAC)

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Cease and Desist Order against Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter “JFTC”) had investigated Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,Composers and Publishers (hereinafter referred to as “JASRAC”) in accordance with the (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on six manufacturers and sellers of vinyl chloride pipes and joints for price-fixing (Sekisui Chemical, Mitsubishi Plastics, Kubota-C.I.)

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Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against Manufacturers and Sellers of Vinyl Chloride Pipes and Joints* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), in accordance with the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA), investigated the manufacturers and sellers of vinyl chloride pipes (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on two manufacturers of tft liquid crystal display module for console games, inter alia, for having exchanged informations about the selling price (Sharp and Hitachi Displays)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order against Manufacturers of TFT Liquid Crystal Display Module for "Nintendo DS" and "Nintendo DS Lite"* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter “JFTC”) had investigated entrepreneurs manufacturing and selling TFT liquid crystal display module (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and orders and imposes surcharges on several manufacturers and sellers of automatic ambient air monitors for having implemented a price-fixing agreement (DKK-Toa, Horiba, Kimoto Electric and Shimadzu)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order against Manufacturers and Sellers of Automatic Ambient Air Monitors* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has examined the manufacturers and sellers of automatic ambient air monitors (automatic measuring instruments to continuously measure (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on several bidders for bid-rigging on the electric equipment construction in relation to sewage disposal facilities market (Mitsubishi Electric and Hitachi)

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Cease and Desist Orders and Surcharge Payment Orders against Participants in the Bidding for Electric Equipment Construction in Relation to Sewage Disposal Facilities Ordered by the City of Sapporo* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)examined the participants in the bidding for designated (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues a cease and desist order and imposes surcharges on participants in bidding on the molten metal market (Mitsubishi Materials)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order Against the Participants in the Bidding for Molten Metal Sold by Local Governments* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)investigated the entrepreneurs that participated in the bidding for molten metal or the like sold by local governments (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on manufacturers and sellers of Polypropylene for having implemented a price-fixing agreement (Idemitsu Kosan, Sumitomo Chemical and SunAllomer)

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Surcharge Payment Orders to Polypropylene Manufacturers and Sellers* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)ordered the four polypropylene manufacturers and sellers, on June 20,2008, to pay the surcharge as follows in accordance with the transitional measure under the revised Antimonopoly Act (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on manufacturers and sellers of steel pipe piles and steel sheet piles for having implemented an anticompetitive price-fixing agreement (JFE Steel, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Industrie)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order against Manufacturers and Sellers of Steel Pipe Piles and Steel Sheet Piles* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), in accordance with the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA), has investigated manufacturers and sellers of steel pipe (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on marine hose manufacturers for market sharing and price-fixing cartel and makes a cease and desist order against them (Bridgestone Corporation)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order against Marine Hose Manufacturers* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter “JFTC”) had investigated entrepreneurs manufacturing and selling Marine Hose in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for the supply of petroleum products (Nippon Oil, Cosmo Oil and Showa Shell Sekiyu)

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Surcharge Payment Order against Suppliers of Petroleum Products Ordered by the Defense Agency’s Central Procurement Office (the present Equipment Procurement and Construction Office)* On January 16, 2008, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) issued surcharge payment orders against three (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for high and medium pressure gas pipe related works (Sumitomo Metals Pipe & Tube and Nippon Steel)

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Surcharge Payment Order issued to bidders for high pressure gas pipe related works procured by Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., and medium pressure gas pipe related works procured by Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. * The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) had conducted investigations against the bid participants for (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for the subway construction project and applies its leniency program (City of Nagoya)

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Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order Against Corporate Bidders for the Subway Construction Project Commissioned by the City of Nagoya* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), in accordance with the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA), investigated the corporate bidders for (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues a cease and desist order and imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for civil engineering and construction projects and makes a cease and desist order against them (Defense Facilities Administration Agency)

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Cease and desist order, Penalty payment order, etc. Against Corporate Bidders for Civil Engineering and Construction Projects Commissioned by the Defense Facilities Administration Agency * The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), in accordance with the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for floodgate projects (Japan Water Agency)

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The JFTC issued cease and desist orders, surcharge payment orders to bidders for floodgate projects procured by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Japan Water Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and other directions to the procurement agencies. * (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for tunnel ventilation construction and applies for the first time its leniency program (Ebara and Hitachi)

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The JFTC ordered surcharge payment against 4 participants in the bid-rigging for tunnel ventilation construction* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter “JFTC”), based on the provisions in the Antimonopoly Act, had investigated bid participants for tunnel ventilation construction (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for construction works and makes a cease and desist order against them (Okinawa prefecture)

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The JFTC issued cease-and-desist order and surcharge payment order against bid participants for construction works procured by Okinawa prefecture. * The Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) had conducted an investigation against bid participants for civil works and construction works procured (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues its recommendations against a processor manufacturer for having implemented potentially anticompetitive conditional rebates (Intel)

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The JFTC rendered a recommendation to Intel K.K.* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), March 8, 2005, rendered a recommendation to a Japan-based company, Intel Kabushiki Kaisha (IJKK), a whollyowned subsidiary of Intel International (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, Santa (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on manufacturers of cold-rolled stainless steel sheets for having implemented an anticompetitive price fixing agreement (Nisshin Steel)

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JFTC surcharged manufacturers of cold-rolled stainless steel sheets* The Fair Trade Commission of Japan (JFTC), on 11 March 2005, ordered 6 manufacturers to pay surcharges regarding fixing the prices of cold-rolled stainless steel sheets and steel strips (excluding cold-rolled narrow strips) (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission renders its recommendations against participants in bidding in the tire tubes market (Bridgestone Corporation)

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JFTC issues Recommendation to Companies Bidding for the Tire Tubes Ordered by the Japan Defense Agency* The Fair Trade Commission of Japan (hereinafter “JFTC”) investigated into companies that bid for the tires or the tubes requested by the Japan Defense Agency (hereinafter “JDA”) based on the (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues its recommendations against two companies to prevent the violation of Antimonopoly Act in the field of music broadcasting to the service stores (Usen and Nippon Network Vision)

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Recommendations to Usen Corperation and Nippon Network Vision Corperation* The Fair Trade Commission has investigated two companies, namely, Usen Corporation and Nippon Network Vision Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “the Two Companies”) based on the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act. (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues its recommendations on Non-Assertion Provision (NAP) provisions in software license agreements (Microsoft)

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The JFTC renders a Recommendation to Microsoft Corporation* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter “JFTC”), upon conducting an investigation into Microsoft Corporation (hereinafter “Microsoft”), found that Microsoft is conducting “Dealing on Restrictive Terms” and issued a recommendation to (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission renders its recommendations against participants in bidding for Surveying and Civil Engineering Consultant Business (Yamagata Prefecture)

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Recommendation to Participants in Bid for Surveying and Civil Engineering Consultant Business Ordered by Yamagata Prefecture* Based on the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act, the Fair Trade Commission examined participants in bids for business such as surveying and civil engineering (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues its recommendations against a large retailer who could have abusing of its superior bargaining position against suppliers (Sanyo Marunaka)

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JFTC renders a Recommendation to a department store, Sanyo -Marunaka K.K. against unfair trade practice* The Fair Trade Commission, following an investigation, today rendered a recommendation to Sanyo-Marunaka K.K. as they are in violation of Section 19 of the Antimonopoly Act (Paragraphs 1, 2 (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues a consent decision concerning an anticompetitive bid rigging in the water meters market (Kimmon Manufacturing)

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Consent Decision on Kimmon Mfg. Co., Ltd* The Fair Trade Commission decided to initiate a hearing for Kimmon Mfg. Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “the Respondent”) on August 25, 2003. Since then the examiners had conducted the hearing, and on January 23, 2004, the Respondent proposed (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues a recommendation to a dominante telecom company in the optical broadband communications services market (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East)

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JFTC renders recommendation and warning to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation on optical broadband communications services* The JFTC, following an investigation, today issued a recommendation to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East) for the violation of (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on two constructors compagnies regarding the bid-riggings on civil engineering works (Miyamoto Kensetsu and Seto Sangyo)

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A decision on surcharge to Miyamoto Kensetsu Inc. and Seto Sangyo Inc. * The JFTC today issued a decision that construction companies, Miyamoto Kensetsu Inc. and Seto Sangyo Inc. pay surcharge regarding the bid-riggings on civil engineering works called by City of Takamatsu (Kagawa (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission renders its recommendations against manufacturers of cold-rolled stainless steel sheets and steel strips for having implemented an anticompetitive price fixing agreement (Nisshin Steel)

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JFTC issues a recommendation to manufacturers of cold-rolled stainless steel sheets on price fixing* JFTC, following an investigating into manufacturers of cold-rolled stainless steel sheets and steel strips (Excluding cold-rolled narrow strips), issued today a recommendation to 6 companies (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission renders a decision against two fumigators for having implemented a price fixing agreement (Kanto Fumigation and Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi)

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Decision in Hearing against Kanto Kogyo Co., Ltd.* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) rendered an initial decision for the hearing against the respondent Kanto Kogyo Co., Ltd. (hereafter “respondent”) on September 28, 2001, and thereafter had a hearing examiner conduct the hearing (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission renders its recommendations against participants in biddings for survey works and construction consultation works (Nagano Construction Office)

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JFTC issues recommendation to participants in biddings for survey works and construction consultation works ordered by Nagano Construction Office of the Nagano Prefectural Government* The JFTC, following an investigation into participants in bidding for survey works and construction (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for landscaping works (Kanto Landscaping and Construction Cooperative)

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JFTC issues decision to order surcharges to Kanto Landscaping and Constructing Cooperative.* The JFTC, on 8 September 2003, issued a decision to Kanto Gardening and Construction Cooperative in accordance with Section 54-2 (1) of the Antimonopoly Act after the hearing procedures initiated on 22 (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues its decision against two compagnies concerning bif rigging for the sorting machines (Toshiba Corporation and NEC Corporation)

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Decision to Toshiba Corporation and NEC Corporation* The JFTC decided to initiate hearing procedures against Toshiba Corporation (Minato-ku, Tokyo) and NEC Corporation (Minato-ku, Tokyo) on 4 December 1998 and has been having examiners conduct the procedures. The JFTC issued a resulting (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues its recommendations against participants in bidding for construction works (Housing and Urbanizing Bureau, City of Nagoya)

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JFTC renders recommendation to bidders for construction works by City of Nagoya* The JFTC, after conducting an investigation into bidders for construction works ordered by City of Nagoya, today issued a recommendation to 106 companies against violation of Section 3 (unreasonable restraint of (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues its recommendations against participants in bidding for construction material price survey activities (Economic Research Association and Construction Research Institute)

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JFTC Recommendation for participants in tenders for construction material price survey activities ordered by government offices under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport’s Kanto Regional Development Bureau* The Japan Fair Trade Commission has completed an (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission imposes surcharges on participants in bidding for civil engineering construction launched by Kagawa Prefecture and Takamatsu City (K.K. Daiou Kohmuten)

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FTC surcharged participants in bidding for civil engineering construction called by Kagawa Prefecture and Takamatsu City* As for bids called by Kagawa-Prefecture and Takamatsu-City, FTC sentenced to pay surcharge to 134 participants in tendering for civil engineering (CE) construction (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues its recommendations against participants in bidding for placing road traffic signals (Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department)

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JFTC recommendation to participants in bidding for placing road traffic signals etc. called by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department* As for bidding called by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) for placing road traffic signals,the participants, totaling 17 corporations received (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission fines ten corporations wholesaling drugs/medicines for having implemented an anticompetitive agreement (VITAL-NET)

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Surcharge sentenced to drug wholesalers in Miyagi Prefecture* FTC sentenced to pay surcharge to ten corporations wholesaling drugs/medicines on 10 February 2003 under Section 48-2 (1) of the Antimonopoly Act. 1. Outline of violation (recommendation 3 Dec 2001, decision 21 Jan 2002)  There was (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues its recommendations against participants in bidding for clinical laboratory test market launched by national public hospitals (SRL)

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JFTC renders recommendation to participants in bids for clinical laboratory test called by national/public hospitals* As for bidding called by national/public hospitals in Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka/Fukuoka areas for a clinical laboratory test, the following participants received FTC recommendation in (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues its recommendations against several participants in bidding for a construction contract and imposes remedies to the Mayor for ensure the competition between the participants (Iwamisawa Construction Association and Iwamisawa Piping Cooperative)

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JFTC recommendation to participants in bidding for a construction contract invited by Iwamizawa City and remedical actions requested of the Mayor of Iwamiawa City* As for the bidding called by Iwamisawa-City for a construction contract, 126 participants in bidding received FTC recommendation (...)

Japanese Competition Authority The Japan Fair Trade Commission clears an acquisition following remedials measures proposed by the parties in the market of the manufacture and sale of beverage vending machines (Fuji Electric / SANYO Electric Vending Machine)

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Acquisition of the Stock of SANYO Electric Vending Machine Co., Ltd. by Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.* The Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter referred to as "FTC") received a request from Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Fuji") and SANYO Electric Vending Machine Co., Ltd. (...)

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