Jones Day (Tokyo)

Akio Yamada

Jones Day (Tokyo)
Senior Advisor

Akio Yamada has in-depth knowledge of practices relating to the Japanese Antimonopoly Act. Between 1967 and 2008, Akio held a number of key positions at the Japan Fair Trade Commission, notably as secretary-general from 2000 to 2003 and as a commissioner from 2003 to 2008. Akio has an extensive academic background as well. He was an adjunct instructor at the Chuo University Graduate School of Law from 1996 to 2003 and an affiliated professor at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Law from 2003 to 2004. From April 2009 to March 2012, he was an affiliated professor at Doshisha University Faculty of Law and its Graduate School of Law. He serves as an adjunct professor at Senshu Law School where he teaches antitrust law from April 2013.

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Articles

3694 Bulletin

Akio Yamada, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Shinya Watanabe, Stephen Harris The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues draft guidelines on the prohibition of abuse of a superior bargaining position under the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML)

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The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has issued draft guidelines on enforcement of the prohibition on abuse of a superior bargaining position, which long has been a violation of Japan’s « Anti-Monopoly Law » (AML) and has been enforced mostly through the Japanese administrative guidance system. (...)

Akio Yamada, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Shinya Watanabe, Stephen Harris The Japanese Government proposes to reform the Fair Trade Commission’s hearing procedure for antitrust violations

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The Japanese government has proposed significant changes to the procedures for challenging orders issued for antitrust violations by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). The Cabinet submitted a bill of amendments to the Antimonopoly Act (AMA) to the House of Representatives (Shugiin) on (...)

Akio Yamada, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Shinya Watanabe, Stephen Harris The Japanese Parliament passes amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Act to strengthen cartel enforcement and expand the scope of single-firm conduct subject to fines

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On June 3, 2009, the Japanese Diet passed a bill that will amend the Japanese Anti-Monopoly Act (“Amendments”) to impose larger surcharges (administrative fines) on companies engaged in cartels and certain types of unilateral conduct and increased prison sentences for individuals participating in (...)

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