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The development of Japanese Competition Policy in the 1990s - formal change and policy network.
Abstract: This paper examines the development of Japanese
competition policy in the 1990s. While there are certain signs of Japanís
transition to more stringent competition policy largely as the result of
the Structural Impediment Initiative with the United States in 1989, they
should not be understood only by their appearances. It is remarkable, on
the contrary, that the bargaining power of businesses toward public
officials and politicians appears to have grown in general, and that Fair
Trade Commission remains vulnerable to the pressure from all those
Keywords: Japan; competition policy; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: H11; (follow links to similar papers)
27 pages, January 25, 1999
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