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Hideo Nakajima

White & Case (Tokyo)
Special Advisor

Hideo Nakajima is a Special Advisor in the Global Antitrust Practice. Mr Nakajima is based in Tokyo. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr Nakajima served for more than three years as Secretary General of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) since January 2014. In that position, Mr Nakajima encouraged cooperation among competition authorities, contributed to the convergence of competition law enforcement and policy and consultation and compliance programs for corporations and trade associations. Mr Nakajima previously served as Director General of the Bureau of Economic Affairs, where he engaged in JFTC competition advocacy activities, was responsible for competition policy in the government, compliance program for businesses, and reviewing merger proposals. Prior to that, he worked as a Director General of the Investigation Bureau, where he was in charge of the enforcement of the Antimonopoly Act. Mr Nakajima joined the Ministry of Finance in 1978 after graduating from Tokyo University. There, he worked in various bureaus including the International Financial Bureau and the Financial Bureau. He was twice stationed in Manila, Philippines, from 1986 to 1989 and again from 2002 to 2005, serving as Special Advisor to the President and Director General of Budget, Personnel & Management. He is regularly consulted by Japanese media on competition issues.

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Takako Onoki, Hideo Nakajima, Toshio Dokei The Japanese FTC and the Government propose draft guidelines for business collaboration between large companies and startups for the purpose of promoting open innovation and ensuring fair and free competitive environments


On December 23, 2020, the Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ("METI") proposed a draft of Guidelines for Business Collaboration with Startups ("Guidelines") for the purpose of promoting open innovation and ensuring fair and free competitive (...)

Toshio Dokei, Hideo Nakajima, Takako Onoki The Japanese FTC issues a draft of amendments on the calculation of fines and reformation of the leniency system and seeks comments from the public


On June 29, 2020, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) issued a draft of amendments to relevant cabinet orders and rules (“Drafts”) in accordance with the amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Act (“AMA”) previously passed in June 2019 (“2019 AMA Amendments” or “Amendments”). The JFTC is seeking (...)

Hideo Nakajima, Takako Onoki, Toshio Dokei The Japanese FTC amends the guidelines on the application of the antimonopoly act concerning review of business combination and the policies concerning procedures of review of business combination


The Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") amended the "Guidelines to Application of the Antimonopoly Act Concerning Review of Business Combination" ("Guidelines") and the "Policies Concerning Procedures of Review of Business Combination" ("Policies") on December 17, 2019. The Guidelines were (...)

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