Aug 26, 2016

FTC chides FamilyMart for unfairly curbing subcontractor payments

The Fair Trade Commission on Thursday reprimanded major convenience store chain FamilyMart Co. for unfairly reducing payments to the subcontractors who make its private brand products. The antitrust watchdog said FamilyMart failed to pay about ¥650 million to 20 subcontractors between July 2014 and June ...

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 believed ...

/ Apr 24, 2014

Alleged cartel to cost cardboard makers billions

The Fair Trade Commission plans to fine some 60 cardboard makers around ¥13 billion over an alleged cartel, sources said Thursday. Among them, Tomoku Co., Oji Container Co. and Nippon Tokan Package Co., all based in Tokyo, have already received drafts of punishment notifications from ...