Fair Trade Commission (Japan)


Fair Trade Commission
Kōsei Torihiki Iinkai
Go-shichi no kiri crest.svg
Office building of Japanese Fair Trade Commission
Commission overview
Formed1949 (1949)
Jurisdiction Japan
Headquarters1-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Commission executives
  • Kazuyuki Sugimoto, Chairman
  • Takashi Yamamoto, Commissioner
  • Akiko Mimura, Commissioner
  • Reiko Aoki, Commissioner
  • Yoshiharu Ojima, Commissioner
Parent CommissionCabinet Office
WebsiteFair 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.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "公正取引委員会、マイクロソフトへの勧告内容をPDFファイルで公開". Impress PC watch. 1998-11-24. Retrieved 2019-03-31.

External links

  • Official website (in Japanese)
  • Official website (in English)