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

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 27, 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.

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.

Notes: Version with Japanese Terminology.

Keywords: antitrust law, competition law, Antimonopoly Act

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Vande Walle, Simon and Shiraishi, Tadashi, Competition Law in Japan (July 27, 2015). Comparative Competition Law (John Duns, Arlen Duke, Brendan Sweeney eds., Edward Elgar, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2636263 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2636263

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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