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FTC

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 6, 2019
Japan's monopolies agency reportedly investigating Apple for hammering suppliers
The Fair Trade Commission is investigating Apple Inc. over its pressure on parts makers and whether it abused its power in violation of antimonopoly rules, the Mainichi Shimbun reported Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 23, 2019
FTC may announce $5 billion settlement with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica fiasco this week: sources
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. as early as this week of its investigation into the social media company's handling of user data, two sources briefed on the matter said on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 13, 2019
Emails show Mark Zuckerberg knew of 'problematic' privacy practices at Facebook, WSJ reports
Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that seem to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg was aware of potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 12, 2019
Three contact lens makers raided in Japan over alleged violations of Antimonopoly Law
The Fair Trade Commission raided three contact lens makers Tuesday for allegedly forcing retailers not to list prices on their advertisements in violation of the Antimonopoly Law, it was learned Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 7, 2019
FCC votes to curb 'scourge' of robocalls, giving carriers OK to take blocking tactics
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to help shield you from those unwanted telemarketers and scammers who warn you about fake tax problems or offer too-good-to-be-true vacation packages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 4, 2019
Silicon valley battered as Washington turns up antitrust heat
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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 17, 2019
Japan's antitrust watchdog probes tech giants over concerns they may be abusing their dominant positions over smaller firms
Technology giants such as Google LLC, Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. came under pressure Wednesday as Japan's antitrust watchdog noted opaque practices that could disadvantage vendors on their e-commerce sites or smartphone app stores.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 28, 2019
Japan antitrust regulator launches survey to assess global IT giants' sway over vendors
Japan's antitrust watchdog launched Wednesday a survey of transactions involving information technology giants like Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google LLC to investigate whether their market dominance may be hindering fair competition.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 26, 2019
Antitrust watchdog to question Amazon Japan over new rewards program
The Japan Fair Trade Commission will question the e-commerce giant over its plan on the suspicion that small merchants will be forced to shoulder the cost of the points.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 21, 2018
Facebook's spiralling data misuse could pressure U.S. FTC to act, leading to billions in fines
The latest revelations about how Facebook Inc. shared user data could put pressure on the Federal Trade Commission, heightening the risk of a multibillion-dollar fine for the social media giant.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 12, 2018
Japan's antitrust watchdog to study four tech giants to see if fair business regulations are needed
The Fair Trade Commission has decided to launch a massive survey in January into the business practices of internet technology giants, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 19, 2017
Obayashi admits antitrust violation over maglev bid
Major construction company Obayashi Corp. has admitted to an antitrust violation over bidding for work on the Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project, sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 15, 2017
FTC probes Equifax, which top Democrat Schumer likens to Enron, as CEO agrees to go before Congress
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc.'s massive data breach, and a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign.
EDITORIALS
Aug 17, 2017
Regional banks' merger dilemma
Regional banks pursuing mergers to ensure their survival should also scrutinize their operations to find areas where they can improve their performances.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 23, 2016
FTC puts Apple, Japanese carriers in antitrust cross hairs
Regulators are considering taking action against Apple Inc. over possible antitrust violations that may have helped it dominate Japan's smartphone sales, government sources said, a move that could damage the company's profit margins in one of its most profitable markets.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
Dec 10, 2015
Taiwan slaps 'highest' fines on Japanese electronics makers over capacitor price-fixing cartel
Taiwan's competition policy watchdog said Wednesday that it has imposed fines totaling 5.79 billion New Taiwan dollars ($176 million) against a total of 10 companies, including Japan's Nippon Chemi-Con Corp. and Rubycon Corp., for forming a cartel to fix prices of capacitors used in a range of electronics...
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 11, 2014
Wacoal reaches settlement with U.S. FTC over weight-loss underwear
Wacoal Holdings Corp. said Tuesday it has officially reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to pay $1.3 million (about ¥150 million) in refunds to buyers of its weight-loss underwear for women.
BUSINESS / Companies
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 9, 2013
DPJ snubs ruling bloc's list of picks for key posts
The Democratic Party of Japan refuses to accept a list of 41 nominees for key government positions because the name of one person was leaked to the media.

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