Japan's Fair Trade Commission to conduct survey of smartphone market

Business Oct 22, 2020

Japan's Fair Trade Commission to conduct survey of smartphone market

The Fair Trade Commission is considering carrying out a survey of the cellphone market including smartphones to uncover possible unfair business practices, FTC Secretary-General Shuichi Sugahisa has said. The antitrust watchdog conducted a similar survey in 2018 after low-cost smartphone service providers entered ...

National Oct 15, 2020

FTC raids 14 firms over bid-rigging for school PCs in Hiroshima

The Fair Trade Commission has conducted on-site inspections of 14 companies on suspicion of repeated big-rigging for contracts to supply personal computers to public schools in Hiroshima Prefecture, it was learned Wednesday. The firms raided by the commission for their alleged violations of the anti-monopoly ...

Business Jul 7, 2020

Japan FTC slaps aircraft fuel supplier for barring rival

Japan's Fair Trade Commission on Tuesday issued a cease-and-desist order to major aircraft fuel supplier Mainami Aviation Services Co. after the Tokyo-based firm allegedly obstructed a rival from entering the market. The company was ordered to stop the questionable practice that allegedly violated the antimonopoly ...

Japan FTC warns of possible illegal points programs

Business Jun 13, 2020

Japan FTC warns of possible illegal points programs

The Fair Trade Commission has said some actions taken by loyalty point program operators may constitute antitrust law violations. In some cases, program operators disadvantaged participating stores that sought to adopt other point programs, the FTC said, announcing the results of its first-ever survey on ...