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Major department store chains raided over alleged price-fixing cartel

The Fair Trade Commission has searched major department store chains mostly in western Japan on suspicion they formed a price cartel to inflate shipping charges for their products.The FTC’s inspections over the alleged price-fixing practice were conducted Wednesday at seven chains, including Osaka-based Takashimaya Co. and Tokyo-based Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department ...

WHO blasts tobacco industry for blocking anti-smoking moves

Jul 20, 2017

WHO blasts tobacco industry for blocking anti-smoking moves

The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation.Countries with partly state-owned tobacco companies, such as Japan, which has a stake in Japan ...