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NERA Managing Director, Dr. Hiroaki Ishigaki authored The Handbook of Competition Economics 2017 chapter on Japan. Published by Global Competition Review, The Handbook of Competition Economics 2017 identifies the issues that antitrust economists are tackling in countries around the world and provides contact details for competition agencies’ economists. Dr. Ishigaki’s chapter on competition in Japan provides information on the continued evolution of the use of economic analysis by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC).

The article details the JFTC’s use of economic analysis to evaluate mergers and, more recently, monopolies, cartels, and cases involving alleged abuses of superior bargaining positions.