Sellers ask antitrust body to probe Rakuten's free shipping policy

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. Some online stores allege that Rakuten abuses its dominant position to force them to shoulder shipping ...

Three Japanese can-makers to face antitrust fines

Business Jul 3, 2019

Three Japanese can-makers to face antitrust fines

The Fair Trade Commission plans to fine three major domestic can-makers a total of about ¥25 billion for fixing prices for cans used for beer and other beverages in violation of the antimonopoly law, informed sources said Tuesday. The antitrust watchdog has notified Toyo Seikan ...

Business / Corporate 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 ...