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Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 207–222 | Cite as

An Airline Merger in Japan: A Case Study Revealing Principles of Japanese Merger Control

  • Koki Arai
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Abstract

This paper is a case study of a Japanese merger control in the airline industry. The objective is to investigate the underlying principles of the Fair Trade Commission of Japan (JFTC) through a domestic merger on airlines, where reports are available. From applying a checklist arranged by Röller et al. (Working Paper No. 543, The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, 2000), the merger control policy of the JFTC is competition-oriented, systematic designed and transparent. But the direction of the policy is a kind of regulatory one.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koki Arai
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  1. 1.Institute of Social and Economic ResearchOsaka University 6-1 Mihogaoka, IbarakiOsakaJapan

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