Kōsei Torihiki Iinkai
Office building of Japanese Fair Trade Commission
|Headquarters||1-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan|
|Parent Commission||Cabinet Office|
|Website||Fair Trade Commission (Japan) (in English)|
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (公正取引委員会, Kōsei Torihiki Iinkai, JFTC) is the competition regulator in Japan. It is a commission of the Japanese government responsible for regulating economic competition, as well as enforcement of the Antimonopoly Act. Headed by a chairman, the commission is commonly known as Kōtori (公取) or Kōtorii (公取委).
On July 13, 2004, the commission asked Microsoft to remove a clause which it thinks is hurting activities of Japanese companies getting licenses of Microsoft Windows from Microsoft. Microsoft had previously faced another action from the JFTC when Japanese manufacturers were forced to include Microsoft Word on new systems instead of homegrown word processor software Ichitaro.