Fair Trade Commission (Japan)

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Fair Trade Commission
公正取引委員会
Kōsei Torihiki Iinkai
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Office building of Japanese Fair Trade Commission
Agency overview
Formed1949 (1949)
Jurisdiction Japan
Headquarters1-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Agency executives
  • Kazuyuki Sugimoto, Chairman
  • Takashi Yamamoto, Commissioner
  • Akiko Mimura, Commissioner
  • Reiko Aoki, Commissioner
  • Yoshiharu Ojima, Commissioner
Parent agencyCabinet Office
Websitewww.jftc.go.jp/en/index.html (in English)

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (公正取引委員会, Kōsei Torihiki Iinkai, JFTC) is a commission of the Japanese government responsible for regulating economic competition, as well as enforcement of the Antimonopoly Act. Headed by a chairman, the commission is commonly known as Kōtori (公取) or Kōtorii (公取委).

On July 13, 2004, the commission asked Microsoft to remove a clause which it thinks is hurting activities of Japanese companies getting licenses of Microsoft Windows from Microsoft.

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