Jul 12, 2016

Fujitsu and Oi Electric fined ¥400 million for bid-rigging

The Fair Trade Commission has fined Fujitsu Ltd. and Oi Electric Co. a total of ¥402.91 million for repeated bid-rigging for communications equipment tendered by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. The FTC on Tuesday also issued a cease-and-desist order to the two electronic ...

Mar 1, 2016

Kuraray, Unitika raided over alleged bid-rigging for SDF uniforms

The government’s antitrust watchdog on Tuesday conducted on-site inspections of major textile and clothing makers Kuraray Co. and Unitika Ltd. following allegations the companies rigged bids to produce combat fatigues and other uniforms for the Self-Defense Forces. The Japan Fair Trade Commission is also ...

Mar 3, 2015

FTC to fine seven firms over rigged bids for grain facilities

The Fair Trade Commission is considering imposing ¥1.1 billion in fines on seven firms, including farm equipment-makers Kubota Corp. and Iseki & Co., for their suspected roles in bid-rigging for grain storage facilities in violation of the antimonopoly law. Six of them are also ...

Jan 28, 2015

Major paving firms allegedly rigged bids for 3/11 projects

The Fair Trade Commission has searched the offices of 13 major road-paving firms on suspicion they violated the anti-monopoly law by rigging their bids for projects to repair expressways damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region. Among the companies ...

Railway agency officials face bid rigging charges

Mar 4, 2014

Railway agency officials face bid rigging charges

Prosecutors plan to build a case against senior officials of a government-backed railway construction agency over alleged bid rigging in connection with projects for the Hokuriku bullet train line, sources said Tuesday. Officials of the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency are suspected ...

Feb 4, 2014

Hokuriku rail line bid-rigging spurs raids

Investigators on Tuesday raided the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency as well as two private firms over alleged bid-rigging for snow-melting equipment on the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line, investigative sources said. Around 30 investigators from the Tokyo prosecutor’s office and the Fair Trade ...