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Japan to keep tight leash on Big Tech in antitrust push

Legislation to require platform operators to reveal contract terms

The legislation aims to check the power large tech companies operating in Japan have over vendors.

TOKYO -- Japan will require major information technology players to report their business practices involving online vendors and app developers under proposed legislation, moving to crack down on unfair rules imposed by Amazon and other tech giants.

The legislative plan aims to create a mechanism to monitor practices by large tech companies operating in Japan. In addition to revealing contract terms, they will be required to notify suppliers of changes in contract in advance. Based on regular reports from tech companies, the government will also seek feedback from suppliers to assess their practices. 

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