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Annual Report (January-December 2001)

Table of contents

Executive Summary

Changes to competition laws and policies - the outline of new regulations in competition laws and related legislation

1. Amendment of the Rules Concerning the Investigation and Hearing Procedures of the JFTC
2. Guidelines Concerning Joint Activities for Recycling
3. Guidelines Concerning Activities of Associations of Qualified Professions
4. Guideline for Promotion of Competition Policy in the Telecommunications Business Field

The enforcement of competition laws and policies

1. Measures against violations

 1) Situation regarding measures

 A) Legal measures

 B) Orders to pay surcharges

 C) Criminal accusations

 D) Hearing procedures

 2) A summary of main cases

 3) Litigation

 A) Lawsuit applying for annulment of a JFTC decision that has been rescinded

 B) Lawsuit applying for annulment of a JFTC decision that has been newly launched

 2. Mergers and acquisitions

 1) Statistics relating to mergers and acquisitions

 2) A major case of mergers and acquisitions

The role of competition authorities in the formulation and implementation of other policies (e.g. regulatory reform, trade and industrial policies)

1. Coordination between the AMA and other economic laws and ordinances

2. Administrative coordination

3. Reform of government regulations

Resorces of the JFTC

1. Budget amount (fiscal 2001 budget)

2. Number of officials (fiscal 2001)

Surveys related to competition policy

1. The report on the 7th survey of the actual conditions of the corporate groups

2. The report on the survey of the actual conditions of the big companies and group management

3. The report on the survey of trade practices between banks and firms

4. Survey on the situation of competition in the domestic air transportation sector

5. Report on the transactions between franchiser and franchisee in the convenience store chains

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