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/ Apr 18, 2018

Stroller-makers Combi and Aprica raided for alleged antitrust violation

The Fair Trade Commission on Wednesday searched the headquarters of major stroller and baby product-makers Aprica Children's Products G.K. and Combi Corp. for allegedly violating antitrust regulations. The companies are suspected of setting resale prices and instructing retailers through wholesalers not to sell below specified ...

FTC raids Amazon Japan over suspected antitrust violation

/ Mar 15, 2018

FTC raids Amazon Japan over suspected antitrust violation

Japan's antitrust watchdog raided the office of Amazon.com Inc.'s unit in the country Thursday, for allegedly violating the antitrust law by having its suppliers shoulder part of the costs to cover discounts the retailer applied on goods. The Fair Trade Commission conducted the on-site inspection ...

Major department store chains raided over alleged price-fixing cartel

Jul 20, 2017

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 ...

/ Aug 19, 2014

China fines Japan's NSK ¥2.9 billion for antitrust violations

China's antitrust regulator fined bearing-maker NSK Ltd. ¥2.9 billion for violating rules, the first Japanese company to be punished amid an industrywide probe into pricing practices. NSK said it is cooperating fully with the investigation by China's National Development and Reform Commission into its bearings ...