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Towards an Effective Implemantation of New Competition Policy

Organized by CPRC/JFTC, 21st Century COE/RES Program, Hitotsubashi University and NIKKEI

 The Competition Policy Research Center (CPRC) held the international symposium in close collaboration with the 21st Century COE/RES Program Hitotsubashi University and Nihon Keizai Shimbun(NIKKEI), Inc.. The main purpose of the symposium was to examine the new Antimonopoly Act in Japan and its implementation from theoretical, empirical and comparative viewpoints.

Minutes posted (11 May 2006)

1 Date and Venue

Date 10:00 - 17:30, 27 January 2006
Venue Tokyo FM Hall ,Chiyoda-ku TOKYO
Language English - Japanese (with simultaneous translation)
Organizers CPRC/JFTC, 21st Century COE /RES Program Hitotsubashi University and Nihon Keizai Shimbun(NIKKEI)

2 Agenda

Opening Remarks

10:00-10:10 Welcome Speech:
Dr. Kotaro SUZUMURA,
Director, CPRC/JFTC, Professor, Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University

Morning Session:
Key Note Speech

10:10-10:40 "A New Competition Policy in Japan -To firmly establishedFree and Fair Competition-"
Speechpaper(PDF:77KB)
Mr. Kazuhiko TAKESHIMA, Chairman, Fair Trade Commission of Japan

Invited Speech I

10:40-11:50 "Corporate Leniency Programs and the Role of theAntitrust Authority in Detecting Collusion"
Speaker: Dr.Joseph E. Harrington,Jr., Professor, Department of Economics, The Johns Hopkins University
 Presentation material (PDF:733KB)
 Discussion Paper(PDF:316KB)
Discussant: Dr. Akihiko MATSUI, Professor, Faculty of Economics,Tokyo University
 Presentation material(PDF:228KB)

Lunch Break 11:50-13:20

Afternoon Session: Invited Speech 2

13:20-14:30 "Fighting cartels: economic analysis and the EuropeanUnion Experience"
Speaker: Dr. Massimo Motta, Professor, Department of Economics, European University Institute
 Presentation material(PDF:65KB)
 Discussion Paper(PDF:180KB)
Discussant: Dr. Aiko SHIBATA, Commissioner, JFTC
 Presentation material(PDF:134KB)

Break 14:30-14:50

Panel Discussions

14:50-16:50 Moderator: Dr. Kotaro SUZUMURA
Discussant:
 Dr. Joseph E. Harrington
 Dr. Massimo Motta
 Dr. Akihiko MATSUI
 Dr. Aiko SHIBATA
 Mr. Akinori UESUGI, Secretary General, JFTC
16:50-17:20 Open Floor Discussions

Closing Remarks

17:20-17:30 Dr. Kotaro SUZUMURA


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