Provides a comprehensive guide to the Japanese pharmaceutical industry, focusing on competition law and policy
Examines the Japanese pharmaceutical sector, including competition, intellectual property and regulations
First English book written on the law and regulations of the pharmaceutical sector in Japan
Part of the book series: Kobe University Monograph Series in Social Science Research (KUMSSSR)
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals: Innovation and Regulation in Japan
The Japanese Antimonopoly Act and Its Relation to the Pharmaceutical Industry
An Economic Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Industry and Trade Practices in Japan
About this book
This is the first book published that focuses on competition law and policy in the Japanese pharmaceutical sector. It consists of chapters written and edited by academics who research the industry from various perspectives, including economics, competition law, pharmaceutical regulations, and intellectual property law.
Competition policies involving pharmaceutical products attract attention from academics and policymakers worldwide. The pharmaceutical industry is regulated by drug laws that vary from country to country and are affected by differing practices and industrial structures. The book begins by examining drug regulations and trade practices in the industry that are peculiar to Japan and its healthcare system. It then presents the Japanese Antimonopoly Act and cases involving it, and discussions of current competition law issues in the Japanese pharmaceutical industry. The book also discusses innovation and intellectual property and economic analyses of pharmaceutical regulations and drug discovery. The chapters include comparative studies on Japanese regulations vs. those in the European Union and the United States.
Japan is one of the biggest pharmaceutical markets in the world. With this in mind, the book provides “one-stop shopping” for anyone interested in pharmaceutical regulations in the country. Covering the basics but extending to in-depth explorations of complex problems, this book appeals not only to students and academics, pharmaceutical companies and regulators, but also to those dealing with real-world policy issues that encompass competition policy, intellectual property, and pharmaceutical regulation.
Chapter 11 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com
- Antitrust law
- Competition law
- Pharmaceutical regulations
- Intellectual property
- Patent linkage
- Japanese Pharmaceutical Sector
Editors and Affiliations
Undergraduate School of Law, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
Faculty of Law, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
School of Law, Tokai University, Hiratsuka City, Japan
About the editors
Masako Wakui is a professor at the Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University and a visiting scholar at Newcastle University, UK. She has previously taught at Osaka City University and Rikkyo University. Her fields are competition law and policy. She has published books and articles on these subjects. She has served as a chief researcher for the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) Competition Policy Research Centre, as a commissioner at the Osaka Prefecture Labour Relations Commission and as a member of the Interconnection Policy Committee, the Information and Communications Council, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication and various other advisory and study groups at the JFTC and other administrative bodies. Currently, Dr Wakui is a board member of the Japan Association of Economic Law and the co-head of the Asian Chapter of the Academic Society for Competition Law.
Naoko Mariyama has taught at Tokai University since 2014 and has served as an associate professor at its Undergraduate School of Law since 2017, where she teaches the Japan Antimonopoly Act. She received her master’s from Doshisha University, where she majored in competition law. She was a visiting researcher at King’s College London in 2019–2020. She lectured at group training courses held by Japan Fair Trade Committee and Japan International Cooperation Agency on the Antimonopoly Act and on competition policy for developing countries during 2011–2016. Her main research interest is competition law and policy in pharmaceutical industry and she has published articles on this theme both in English and Japanese. Professor Mariyama has been a member of bid audit committees in two Japanese cities. She is also a regular speaker at the Antimonopoly Study Group and leads the pharmaceutical study group for the Kobe University Innovation and Platform research project.
Book Title: Competition Law and Policy in the Japanese Pharmaceutical Sector
Editors: Akira Negishi, Masako Wakui, Naoko Mariyama
Series Title: Kobe University Monograph Series in Social Science Research
Publisher: Springer Singapore
eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-7813-4Published: 09 February 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-7816-5Published: 10 February 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-7814-1Published: 08 February 2022
Series ISSN: 2524-504X
Series E-ISSN: 2524-5058
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXI, 245
Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations
Topics: Commercial Law, Medical Law, IT Law, Media Law, Intellectual Property, Health Care, Law and Economics, Private International Law, International and Foreign Law, Comparative Law