Fair Trade Commission (Japan)

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).

Fair Trade Commission
Kōsei Torihiki Iinkai

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)

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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