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Annual Report (January-December 2008)

Table of contents

I Changes regarding competition laws and policies - Outline of new regulations in competition laws and related legislations

1 Efforts toward the amendment of the Antimonopoly Act

 1) Background to the approval of the bill to amend the Antimonopoly Act

 2) Major points of the amendment to the Antimonopoly Act

2 Bilateral cooperation agreements

 1) Signing of "Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership among Japan and Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations"

 2) Signing of "Agreement between Japan and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam for an Economic Partnership"

 3) Other moves toward agreements

II Enforcement of competition laws and policies

1 Measures against violations

 1) Measures taken in 2008

 2) Summary of main cases

 3) Litigation

2 Mergers and acquisitions

 1) Efforts to make progress on the transparency and predictability of mergers and acquisitions regulations

 2) Statistics relating to mergers and acquisitions

 3) Main mergers and acquisitions cases

III The role of the competition authority in the formulation and implementation of other policies

1 Coordination between the Antimonopoly Act and other economic laws and ordinances

2 Survey report on the current situation of transactions in the city gas business area

IV Japan Fair Trade Commission resources (FY2008)

1 Budget

2 Number of officials

3 Activities of the Competition Policy Research Center

V Main surveys related to competition policy

1 Report concerning the Study Meetings on the Measures and Promotion of Reform in Public Procurement

2 Survey of current status of efforts made to enhance compliance in foreign companies and corporate compliance from attorneys' viewpoint - focusing on compliance with the Antimonopoly Act -

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