Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan

Against this background, Suzuki highlights the importance of the domestic political structure for competition policy. He does this through the comparative analysis of competition law reforms in Britain and Japan.

Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan

As market competition replaces state regulation in many economic fields, competition policy has become an area of increasing significance. Against this background, Suzuki highlights the importance of the domestic political structure for competition policy. He does this through the comparative analysis of competition law reforms in Britain and Japan. He argues - controversially - that a country's domestic political structure should be considered a major factor in causing the reform of competition law, and rejects the established view that it is necessarily a result of changes in international economic and political conditions.

Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan

Japan. What drives the reform of competition law in Britain and Japan? As market competition replaces state regulation in many economic fields, competition policy has become an area of increasing significance. Against this background ...

Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan

As market competition replaces state regulation in many economic fields, competition policy has become an area of increasing significance. Against this background, Suzuki highlights the importance of the domestic political structure for competition policy. He does this through the comparative analysis of competition law reforms in Britain and Japan. He argues - controversially - that a country's domestic political structure should be considered a major factor in causing the reform of competition law, and rejects the established view that it is necessarily a result of changes in international economic and political conditions.

Leniency in Asian Competition Law

Retrieved from https://informaconnect .com/a-japanese-view-of-competition-law-enforcement. Suzuki, K., Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan: Comparative Analysis of Policy Networks (Oxford: Routledge, 2002) Suzuki, M., ...

Leniency in Asian Competition Law

In response to cartel formation, competition lawyers and policymakers in nine Asian jurisdictions have experimented with leniency programmes. This mechanism allows firms to come forward with information in relation to their illegal cartel participation in return for a reduction of or immunity from a sanction. The experimentation plays out across three different dimensions: the revision of early adopted leniency programmes, the introduction of newly written leniency programmes, and the decision – deliberate or otherwise – not to create a leniency programme. This volume is the first to analyse the empirical evidence across a number of countries to determine how effective these measures have been, and how they have been amended in response to problems encountered. In this volume, local experts from key Asian jurisdictions, together with international experts, offer an introduction to this fast-developing field, and explore the theoretical, international and regulatory contexts of leniency programmes.

Japanese Telecommunications

He is the author of the book Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan: Comparative analysis of policy network (Routledge 2002). His studies have ranged over governmental–industrial relationships in Japan and also public policy, ...

Japanese Telecommunications

Presenting a comprehensive survey of the telecommunications industry in Japan, Taplin and Wakui cover the different sectors of the industry – including mobile, broadband and satellite, whilst considering key questions such as the structure and economics of the industry, government policy, and international relations issues connected to the industry. The volume brings together unique analysis by renowned experts in the telecommunications field. One major overall problem is that, unlike many other industries, Japan has lagged behind other countries in telecommunications. Japanese Telecommunications considers why this should be so, showing how far this is attributable to an unmodernized industry structure, and assessing the measures being taken to address the problem. After over a decade of struggle, Japan has recorded rapid uptake of broadband, and Japanese advanced mobile services have become increasingly successful on a global scale. Japan has also undergone regulatory reform, and competition policy is now given top priority by government. Taplin and Wakui examine the most recent developments and provide signposts for the future.

Japanese Development Cooperation

... Legal Reform The case of foreign investment law Yan Wang 3 Chinese–Japanese Relations in the Twenty-first Century Complementarity and conflict Edited by Marie Söderberg 4 Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan Comparative ...

Japanese Development Cooperation

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- Notes on contributors -- Preface -- Note on names and transcriptions -- List of abbreviations -- 1 Global change: Japan's role in the making of a new aid architecture -- 2 The peculiarities of Japan's ODA and the implications for African development -- 3 Aligning policy with practice: Japanese ODA and normative values -- 4 The development cooperation paradigm under the "new partnership" and its implications for Japan's aid -- 5 The securitization of Japan's ODA: new strategies in changing regional and domestic contexts -- 6 The US pivot to Asia and Japan's Development Cooperation Charter -- 7 Japanese ODA and the challenge of Chinese aid in Africa -- 8 The changing global aid architecture: an opportunity for Japan to play a proactive global role? -- 9 Comparing Japan and the European Union: the development cooperation policies of two civilian powers -- 10 Network-based development cooperation as a way forward for Japan -- 11 The impact of public opinion on Japan's aid policy: before and after the New Development Assistance Charter -- 12 An Asian aid paradigm: Japan leading from behind -- Index.

Japan s China Policy

... Legal Reform The case of foreign investment law Yan Wang 3 Chinese - Japanese Relations in the Twenty - First Century Complementarity and conflict Edited by Marie Söderberg 4 Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan Comparative ...

Japan s China Policy

This book explains Japan's foreign policy in terms of power, one of the most central concepts of political analysis.

Japan s Politics and Economy

... Legal Reform The case of foreign investment law Yan Wang 3 Chinese–Japanese Relations in the Twenty First Century Complementarity and conflict Edited by Marie Söderberg 4 Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan Comparative ...

Japan   s Politics and Economy

For some time Japan has been under fire for adjusting too slowly to new realities. While this criticism may be valid on some levels, Japan has been transforming in tandem with both regional and global forces. However, these changes have been largely overshadowed by the immense changes in Asia; including the rise of China, the 1997 Southeast Asian financial crisis and North Korea's development of nuclear weapons. Has Japan, the world's second largest economy, only been muddling through? In this volume the contributors show that although the challenges faced are great, Japan is changing in areas ranging from political leadership, education policy, official development assistance, peace building and security, to defence production, business associations and innovation policy. The book analyses processes of change, focusing on the dynamics of change - rather than structural change or institutional change per se - from four levels: the individual, domestic, regional and global. Forces from outside Japan, such as a changing world order and changes in power relationships in Asia, have driven change along with pressures emerging within Japan, such as the increasing power of public opinion and competitiveness within markets. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of Japanese and Asian Studies, Politics, International Relations, Globalization, Business and Economics.

Institutional Change in Japan

... Legal Reform The case of foreign investment law Yan Wang 3 Chinese–Japanese Relations in the Twenty-First Century Complementarity and conflict Edited by Marie Söderberg 4 Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan Comparative ...

Institutional Change in Japan

This is a new analysis of recent changes in important Japanese institutions. It addresses the origin, development, and recent adaptation of core institutions, including financial institutions, corporate governance, lifetime employment, and the amakudari system. After four decades of rapid economic growth in Japan, the 1990s saw the country enter a prolonged period of economic stagnation. Policy reforms were initially half-hearted, and businesses were slow to restructure as the global economy changed. The lagging economy has been impervious to aggressive fiscal stimulus measures and has been plagued by ongoing price deflation for years. Japan’s struggle has called into question the ability of the country’s economic institutions, originally designed to support factor accumulation and rapid development, to adapt to the new economic environment of the twenty-first century. This book discusses both historical and international comparisons including Meiji Japan, and recent economic and financial reforms in Korea, Scandinavia, Switzerland, and New Zealand, placing the current institutional changes in perspective. The contributors argue that, contrary to conventional wisdom that Japanese institutions have remained relatively rigid, there has been significant institutional change over the last decade.

Money Rules

He explains what these two stories reveal about changes in the nature of business-government relations in an age of convergence.The package of reforms known in Britain as the "Big Bang" and in Japan as "Biggu Bangu" decontrolled prices, ...

Money Rules

Henry Laurence traces financial market reform in Britain and Japan over the last two decades, charting the movement of the Anglo-Saxon and Japanese styles of capitalism toward a new, hybrid form of economic organization. He explains what these two stories reveal about changes in the nature of business-government relations in an age of convergence.The package of reforms known in Britain as the "Big Bang" and in Japan as "Biggu Bangu" decontrolled prices, liberalized the number and nature of financial instruments that could be traded, opened both countries' markets to foreigners, and introduced a much greater degree of competition than would have been believed possible twenty years earlier. At the same time, Britain and Japan have undertaken stringent measures to improve the transparency and fairness of their markets.Why did two countries with traditionally very different regulatory styles adopt such strikingly similar reforms, and why did these reforms result in a mixture of deregulation in some areas and tighter control in others? In explaining these apparent contradictions, Laurence invokes the powerful domestic political impact of international capital mobility.Money Rules challenges the view that bureaucracy is the most powerful actor in the policymaking process. Using extensive interviews with more than one hundred policymakers and financial professionals in both countries, the author rebuts conventional wisdom. He argues that the events in Britain and Japan demonstrate striking crossnational convergence of political and economic institutions.

Human Resource Management in Japan Changes and Uncertainties A New Human Resource Management System Fitting to the Global Economy

Changes and Uncertainties - A New Human Resource Management System Fitting to the Global Economy Philippe Debroux ... Suzuki, K. (2002), Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan: Comparative Analysis of Policy Networks, ...

Human Resource Management in Japan  Changes and Uncertainties   A New Human Resource Management System Fitting to the Global Economy

This title was first published in 2003. Seeking to demonstrate a high level of insight, this is an analysis of the characteristics and advantages of Japanese human resource management. It describes the situation and the main trends in the transformation of the Japanese human resource management and employment practices, and investigates the possible options for the future. The work should be useful to academics and policy makers dealing with Japan and courses on human resource management and economics.

Regulation in Asia

e.u-tokyo.ac.jp/cirje/research/dp/2000/2000cf69.pdf (accessed 25 March 2008). 73 See Matsushita, supra, note 1, p. 69. 74 Schaede, supra, note 52, p. 79. 75 Kenji Suzuki, Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan: Competitive Analysis ...

Regulation in Asia

Unlike much analysis about regulation in Asia which focuses on globalisation and the transplant effect, leaving domestic influence over commercial regulation under-researched and under-theorized, this book focuses on how local actors influence regulatory change. It explores the complex economic and regulatory factors that generate social demand for state regulation and shows how local networks, courts, democratic processes and civil society have a huge influence on regulatory systems. It examines the particular circumstances in a wide range of Asian countries, provides transnational comparisons and comparisons with Western countries, and assesses how far local regulatory regimes increase economic value and convey competitive advantages.

North Korea Policy

... 2 Chinese Legal Reform The case of foreign investment law Yan Wang 3 Chinese-Japanese Relations in the Twenty-First Century Complementarity and conflict Edited by Marie Söderberg 4 Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan ...

North Korea Policy

North Korea features highly on the agenda of the main actors in East Asia and around the globe, and many large foreign policy initiatives have been undertaken since the structural constraints of the Cold War started to loosen in the early 1990s. The centrality of North Korea has been particularly emphasized by the country's suspected development of nuclear weapons which is regarded as one of the largest de-stabilising factors in the Asia-Pacific region. This comprehensive book analyzes the formation of the North Korea policy in the context of great power relations in East Asia, specifically focusing on Japan's policy formation and 'the Japan factor' in the North Korea policies of other concerned great powers, namely the US, China, Russia, South Korea and the EU. By adopting an empirical focus on the international interaction over North Korea, this book brings together issues that are highly relevant to contemporary Japanese foreign policy; clarifies what is happening in the region right now and plots what policy options are available for the future. Policy-oriented and based on careful empirical analysis, North Korea Policy will appeal to both policy makers and scholars of Asian foreign policy.

Changing Power Relations in Northeast Asia

... Legal Reform The case of foreign investment law Yan Wang 3 Chinese–Japanese Relations in the Twenty First Century Complementarity and conflict Edited by Marie Söderberg 4 Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan Comparative ...

Changing Power Relations in Northeast Asia

The aim of this book is to analyse the Japan-South Korean relationship from various angles such as politics, security, economics, culture and immigration issues and how the relationship is affected by the changing power relations in Northeast Asia.

Institutional Diversity and Innovation

Continuing and Emerging Patterns in Japan and China Cornelia Storz, Sebastian Schäfer ... Suzuki, K. (2002) Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan: Comparative Analysis of Policy Networks, London and New York: Routledge.

Institutional Diversity and Innovation

This book discusses the extent to which the diagnoses and reform recommendations of recent work on innovation theory and the related policy recommendations actually apply to Japan and China. It examines the present design and reasons underlying the Japanese and Chinese innovation systems, and based on those findings, emphasises the necessity for reform if the future competitiveness of these countries is to be secured.

The Globalization of Corporate Governance

1(1), 36; and Cairncross, A. (1995) The British Economy Since 1945, Oxford: Blackwell, 244. ... 331; and Suzuki, K. (2002) Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan: Comparative Analysis of Policy Network, London: Routledge, 116.

The Globalization of Corporate Governance

The process of economic globalization, as product and capital markets have become increasingly integrated since WWII, has placed huge, and it is argued by some, irresistible pressures on the world's 'insider' stakeholder oriented corporate governance systems. Insider corporate governance systems in countries such as Germany, so the argument goes, should converge or be transformed by global product and capital market pressures to the 'superior' shareholder oriented 'outsider' corporate governance model prevalent in the UK and the US. What these pressures from globalization are, how they manifest themselves, whether they are likely to cause such a convergence/transformation and whether these pressures will continue, lie at the heart of the exploration in this volume. The Globalization of Corporate Governance provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of the key corporate governance systems in the UK, the US and Germany from the perspective of the development of economic globalization. As such it is a valuable resource for those interested in how economic and legal reforms interact to produce change within corporate governance systems.

The Emerging Principles of International Competition Law

Steiner , D , " The international convergence of competition laws " ( 1997 ) 24 Manitoba Law Journal 577 Stephan ... K , Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan : Comparative Analysis of Policy Networks ( London : Routledge ...

The Emerging Principles of International Competition Law

As national competition laws proliferate and enforcement efforts increase, the international competition law system is increasingly beset with conflicts bewteen States with competing interests. This book explores ways to reduce conflicts, contending that an international competition law system is evolving.

Economic and Legal Reform in Malta

But this judgment also has other implications both for the Community's competition policy and for its trade policy in the ... BEUC , the European consumer organization , had complained about an agreement between British and Japanese car ...

Economic and Legal Reform in Malta


OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform Regulatory Reform in Japan 1999

Despite the recent successes, competition policy remains an awkward import into Japan's business and government ... Japa- nese and British scholars describes the FTC as “a unique and vulnerable agency administering deeply unpopular laws ...

OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform  Regulatory Reform in Japan 1999

OECD's 1999 review of regulatory reform in Japan.

Implications of Recent Japanese Legal Reforms

... changes in Japan's legal framework in the areas of finance , competition policy and public administration . ... The conference drew together Australian , Japanese , American and British experts from industry and academia and was ...

Implications of Recent Japanese Legal Reforms