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Japan to crack down on fake and faulty goods sold online

New law will enable government to order e-commerce sites to halt sales

Under a new bill to be presented to parliament in January, operators of e-commerce sites in Japan can be ordered to halt sales of fake and faulty products. (Source photos by Wataru Ito and Kyodo) 

TOKYO -- The Japanese government plans to draft legislation giving it authority to order e-commerce website operators to stop selling counterfeit and defective products, in an effort to strengthen consumer protections for online shoppers, Nikkei has learned.

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