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Merger Control
1.
Legal and enforcement framework
1.1
Which legislative and regulatory provisions govern merger control in your jurisdiction?
 
Japan
Chapter 4 of the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolisation and Maintenance of Fair Trade (Act 54 of 14 April 1947, as amended) governs merger control in Japan. The Guidelines on the Application of the Anti-monopoly Act for Reviewing Business Combinations (31 May 2004, amended on 14 June 2011) explain which kinds of business combinations will be considered to cause substantive restraints to market competition.

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1.2
Do any special regimes apply in specific sectors (eg, national security, essential public services)?
 
Japan
No, there are no special regimes for specific sectors.

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1.3
Which body is responsible for enforcing the merger control regime? What powers does it have?
 
Japan
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is responsible for enforcing the merger control regime. The JFTC is an external agency of the Cabinet Office and is independent from any governmental agencies regarding its operation.

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