Competition Law in Japan
Comparative Competition Law (John Duns, Arlen Duke, Brendan Sweeney eds., Edward Elgar, 2015)
39 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2015 Last revised: 14 Dec 2015
Date Written: July 27, 2015
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.
Two versions of this article are available on SSRN. In this version, we have added the Japanese terms for key concepts such as "surcharges" or "substantial restraint of competition". The Japanese terms are written in both roman transcription and Japanese characters. For readers not interested in the Japanese terms, we recommend the other version, as its text is uninterrupted and therefore easier to read.
Note: Version with Japanese Terminology.
Keywords: antitrust law, competition law, Antimonopoly Act
JEL Classification: K21
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