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Japan after Abe

Japan phone carriers fear rate cuts under a Prime Minister Suga

Rakuten stands to gain from 'worst-case scenario' for Docomo and others

Mobile data rates have become a contentious issue between the Japanese government and telecoms. (Nikkei montage)

TOKYO -- Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, now leading the race for Japan's next prime minister, has signaled that he wants more competition in the mobile services sector, sending shudders through the country's top three carriers.

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