Competition Law in Japan

Comparative Competition Law (John Duns, Arlen Duke, Brendan Sweeney eds., Edward Elgar, 2015)

38 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2013 Last revised: 15 Dec 2015

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Simon Vande Walle

European Union - Directorate General for Competition

Tadashi Shiraishi

University of Tokyo - Graduate Schools for Law and Politics

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Date Written: July 1, 2015

Abstract

This article gives an overview of competition law in Japan, with a particular focus on recent cases and developments. It touches upon most major aspects of competition law in Japan, including its substantive rules, enforcement mechanisms and historical background. The article also discusses the application of Japanese competition law to cross-border cases and reflects on the role and awareness of competition law in Japan.

Note: Two versions of this article are available on SSRN. This is the version WITHOUT Japanese terms.

Keywords: antitrust law, competition law, Antimonopoly Act

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Vande Walle, Simon and Shiraishi, Tadashi, Competition Law in Japan (July 1, 2015). Comparative Competition Law (John Duns, Arlen Duke, Brendan Sweeney eds., Edward Elgar, 2015) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2219881 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2219881

Simon Vande Walle (Contact Author)

European Union - Directorate General for Competition ( email )

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Tadashi Shiraishi

University of Tokyo - Graduate Schools for Law and Politics ( email )

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Tokyo, 113-0033
Japan
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