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Annual Report (January-December 2009)

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) The amended Antimonopoly Act (2009)

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

B) Major points of the amendment to the Antimonopoly Act

2) The Antimonopoly Act Amendment Bill (2010)

A) Submission of the Antimonopoly Act Amendment Bill to the Diet

B) Major points of the Antimonopoly Act Amendment Bill

2 Publication of the Guidelines for Exclusionary Private Monopolization under the Antimonopoly Act

3 Publication of the Guidelines Concerning Unjust Low Price Sales Under the Antimonopoly Act

4 Bilateral cooperation agreements

1) Signing of "Agreement on Free Trade and Economic Partnership between Japan and the Swiss Confederation"

2) Other moves toward agreements

II Enforcement of competition laws and policies

1 Measures against violations

1) Measures taken in 2009

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 The Actual State of Competition over Import and Export of International Air Cargo: Centered on Bonded Sheds and the Customs Brokerage Business

IV Japan Fair Trade Commission resources (FY2009)

1 Budget

2 Number of officials

3 Activities of the Competition Policy Research Center

4 Advocacy efforts

V Main surveys related to competition policy

1 Survey on the situation of the corporate compliance system

2 Fact-finding survey on the animation industry

3 Utilization of biomass-derived fuels for gasoline

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