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Annual Report (January-December 2011)

Table of contents

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

1 The Antimonopoly Act Amendment Bill (2011)

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

2) Major points of the Antimonopoly Act Amendment Bill

2 Reviews of the Business Combination Regulations (Investigation procedures and criteria)

1) Background of the reviews

2) Major points of the reviews

II Enforcement of competition laws and policies

1 Measures against violations

1) Measures taken in 2011

A) Legal measures

B) Surcharge payment orders

C) Criminal accusations

D) Hearing procedures

2) Summary of main cases

A)Bid rigging

B) Price cartels, etc. (excluding bid rigging)

C)Unfair trade practices

3) Litigation

A) Lawsuits seeking to overturn a JFTC decision

B) Lawsuits seeking injunctions based on Article 24 of the Antimonopoly Act

C) Lawsuits seeking compensation for damages based on Article 25 of the Antimonopoly Act

2 Mergers and acquisitions

1)Statistics relating to mergers and acquisitions

2) Main mergers and acquisitions cases

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

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

2 Support on implementation of competition assessment

IV Resources (FY 2011)

1 Budget

2 Number of officials

V Public relation activities

1 Public relation activities

2 Policy evaluation

VI International efforts to strengthen the cooperation and coordination of competition law and competition policy

1 Bilateral approach

1) Bilateral consultations with foreign competition authorities

2) Economic partnership agreement

2 2 Multilateral approach

3 Technical assistance

VII Main surveys related to competition policy

1 Survey of trade practices between financial institutions and enterprises - report on the 2011 follow-up survey -

2 Survey on business with franchise chain head office

3 Report on survey concerning measures taken by procuring agencies to prevent procurement officials from becoming involved in bid-rigging - compliance-related activity at procuring agencies -

4 Report on trade between food manufacturers and wholesalers

VIII Activities of the Competition Policy Research Center

1 Joint research reports

2 Discussion papers

3 Hosting open seminars

4 Hosting an international symposium

5 Implementation of specialized training in economics

IX JFTC’s response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

1 Q&A regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake

2 Regarding the industry’s coordination to deliver relief goods and materials to earthquake -stricken areas

3 Views on the Antimonopoly Act in relation to summer-time electricity-saving measures at industry organizations

4 A compilation of conceivable instances related to initiatives at times of emergency (including earthquakes)

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