The Japanese High Court of Tokyo dismisses a predatory pricing lawsuit in the market for door-to-door delivery service (Yamato Unyu / Nippon Yūsei Kōsha / Yūbin Jigyō)

The views expressed in this case summary are those of the author, not those of any organisation. Yamato, Japan’s largest door-to-door delivery service, sought injunctive relief against the low prices of a competitor, Japan Post. In a judgment of 19 January 2006, the Tokyo District Court dismissed Yamato’s application for injunctive relief. Yamato appealed but the Tokyo High Court affirmed the Tokyo District Court judgment [1]. The case is one of the leading cases in Japan on predatory pricing. I. Facts of the case Plaintiff Yamato Unyu K.K. – Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. in English - is Japan’s largest parcel delivery service. Its logo, featuring a black cat carrying a kitten in its mouth, is a ubiquitous sight throughout Japan and has earned the company the nickname “kuroneko Yamato” or

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Simon Vande Walle, The Japanese High Court of Tokyo dismisses a predatory pricing lawsuit in the market for door-to-door delivery service (Yamato Unyu / Nippon Yūsei Kōsha / Yūbin Jigyō), 28 November 2007, e-Competitions November 2007, Art. N° 72926

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