2008 - 2010
Over the past few years, interest in competition policy based on the enforcement of anti-monopoly laws has grown very rapidly throughout Asian countries and other parts of the world. Faced with a new market environment characterized by economic globalization, countries throughout the world are being forced to radically change their positions on competition policy and the management of such policies based on competition laws. In the case of Japan, the role of the competition policy is becoming increasingly important because maintaining economic vitality under conditions of declining fertility and an aging population requires the promotion of innovation through the full utilization of market competition. The purpose of this project is to examine the competition policy in an environment where globalization and innovation have gained critical importance. This project will comprehensively examine the competition policy from the perspectives of law, economics and government administration, while taking into account related developments in other countries.
September 16, 2008 - December 31, 2010