Japanese Cos. Face More And More Antitrust Scrutiny In US

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has been increasingly aggressive in enforcing U.S. antitrust laws against Japanese companies. In 2012, six Japanese companies — the highest number on record — received fines of more than $10 million each and $817 million in total.[1] Four Japanese companies have been fined to date in 2013, equaling the previous record numbers in 1999 and 2009. The international probes that have resulted in fines to Japanese companies include the DOJ’s antitrust investigations involving automobile parts, graphite electronics, air transportation...
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