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Japan’s antitrust watchdog launched Wednesday a survey of transactions involving information technology giants like Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google LLC to investigate whether their market dominance may be hindering fair competition.

As part of the survey, company officials will be interviewed to determine whether their companies’ practices apply unjust pressure on individual sellers and smaller firms in violation of the antimonopoly law. Vendors will also be asked to answer an online questionnaire.

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