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Amazon Japan returns $18m to suppliers in deal with Tokyo

American e-commerce giant said to have forced vendors to bear portion of discounts

Amazon Japan is said to have promise vowed to correct certain practices in the proposed reforms.   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Amazon.com Inc.'s Japan unit has pledged to return around 2 billion yen ($18.8 million) to around 1,400 suppliers after having them shoulder part of the costs to cover discounts the online retailer applied on goods, the antitrust watchdog said Thursday.

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