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Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2020
Japan to punish reselling of masks for profit with year in prison, ¥1 million fine — or both
The rule will be implemented through a revision to a law enacted in response to panic-buying during the 1973 oil crisis.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 6, 2020
Rakuten puts free delivery plan on hold after backlash from retailers
Rakuten's retailers have made it clear that they are not all on board with shouldering the shipping costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 5, 2020
Japan e-commerce sites crack down on profiteering from COVID-19 fears
Price-gouging to exploit the epidemic is so prevalent that even the government is weighing in.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2020
Rakuten's plan to force shipping costs on retailers draws ire of Japan's FTC
The Fair Trade Commission said Friday it has asked a court to halt Rakuten Inc.'s plan to make retailers on its online marketplace shoulder the cost of free shipping amid complaints about the policy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 20, 2020
Mercari plans Tokyo store to tempt more into its online marketplace
Online flea market operator Mercari Inc. said Thursday that it would try its hand at brick and mortar operations in hope of reaching tens of millions of untapped users in the Japanese market, allowing them to sell their used goods on the spot and handling everything from photography to shipment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 10, 2020
Japan's antitrust watchdog searches Rakuten office over its free shipping policy
The antitrust watchdog Monday searched Rakuten Inc.'s head office in Tokyo over the internet mall operator's plan to make marketplace tenants shoulder the cost of its proposed free shipping service, sources close to the matter said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 3, 2020
Online mask prices surge in Japan amid coronavirus scare
As a shortage of face masks continues in Japan amid the spread of the new coronavirus originating in China, their prices are shooting up on online flea markets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 29, 2020
Antitrust watchdog launches probe into Rakuten's free delivery plan
The Japan Fair Trade Commission has started investigating online mall operator Rakuten Inc.'s plan to make marketplace merchants shoulder the costs of its proposed free shipping service, a source close to the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 28, 2020
Tech giants will have to report annually to Japan on business practices
The obligation will be included in a bill to prevent them from taking advantage of their dominant positions against smaller retailers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 22, 2020
Online sellers petition for antitrust probe into Rakuten free shipping policy
A group of merchants on Rakuten Inc.'s online shopping mall on Wednesday submitted a petition with some 4,000 signatures to the Fair Trade Commission, asking it to investigate the e-commerce giant's planned free shipping policy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 14, 2020
Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement
Amazon.com Inc is planning to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed on its e-commerce sites, a person familiar with the program told Reuters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 26, 2019
Rakuten to sell U.S. e-book distribution unit OverDrive
Major cybermall operator Rakuten Inc. plans to sell OverDrive Holdings Inc., a wholly owned U.S. unit that provides electronic book distribution services.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 17, 2019
Draft bill would require IT giants to report regularly to Japanese government
The bill aims to keep one-sided deals in check by requiring shopping website operators to disclose terms with stores that use their platforms to sell products.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 1, 2019
Sellers ask antitrust body to probe Rakuten's free shipping policy
Merchants on Rakuten Inc.'s online shopping mall have requested that the Fair Trade Commission investigate the e-commerce giant's planned free shipping policy, according to sources familiar with the move.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 26, 2019
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba debuts in Hong Kong
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Inc. made a strong debut on the Hong Kong stock market Tuesday, with its shares trading far above the $176 Hong Kong dollar (¥2,450) offer price.
EDITORIALS
Nov 20, 2019
Will Yahoo-Line merger produce a critical edge?
The attempt by Yahoo and Line to create a bigger online platform is a good news for Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 11, 2019
Alibaba's Singles' Day sales hit $23 billion in first nine hours
Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. said Monday that sales logged from its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz crossed the $30 billion mark late Monday afternoon, putting the event on track to set a record in its 11th year.
BUSINESS
Nov 4, 2019
Norway's Ugland says pirates abducted nine crew members from its vessel off Benin
A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday, and nine crew members were kidnapped, the company said on Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 1, 2019
Manipulation of search results may violate antitrust law, says Japan's FTC
The Fair Trade Commission said in a survey report Thursday that the practice of online shopping site operators prioritizing products made by themselves or their affiliates in users' search results could be in violation of the anti-monopoly law.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 15, 2019
Walmart seen subsidizing vendors in online holiday price war with Amazon
Hold on to your smartphone — the holiday price wars between Walmart Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are heating up.

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