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Big Tech targets to be named at start of Japan antitrust probes

JFTC aims to improve investigations by casting wider net for information

Details of antitrust investigations in Japan typically are not made public until the regulatory watchdog has closed the case or penalized the company.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japan Fair Trade Commission will publicize information on antitrust cases against big technology companies earlier in the process, looking to gather evidence quickly and react more effectively to a fast-changing market.

The antitrust watchdog will announce the names of investigation targets and the allegations against them toward the start of the probe when deemed necessary. The change is included in a document released Thursday on the commission's policies for an increasingly digital economy.

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