National / 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. Obayashi has admitted to the Fair Trade Commission that it was involved in bid obstruction with three other major contractors — ...

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. The Japan Fair Trade Commission is also believed ...