Revitalizing Japan Post Tohoku

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT) -- In recent years, the Japanese government has struggled to take steps to encourage foreign investment in Japan. The July 1, 2011, revisions of the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s (“JFTC”) merger review rules, together with recent amendments to Japanese laws encouraging industrial revitalization, are important new measures that may enhance those efforts. In addition, the impact of the March Tohoku Earthquake may result in increased efforts to address Japanese global competition issues and encourage investment, particularly in industries that were deeply affected.

Merger Review Changes

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