Have you ever felt like Amazon's prices were simply too good to be true? If so, then you and the regulators over at Japan's Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) have a lot in common. Of course, when these anti-monopoly watchdogs start picking up the scent of an out of this world deal, chances are that something a little more nefarious is in the works behind the scenes.
In this case, we're talking about claims against Amazon Japan that state that this digital giant forced vendors to list product at lower prices on its site when compared to other online retail outlets.
Will the JTFC's raid on Amazon Japan's offices turn up any proof of a price-fixing scheme? What about the potential backlash for this kind of underhanded business practice? To catch you up to speed on this story in advance of the JTFC's findings, give the link below a click and check out the complete coverage from the experts over on Nikkei Asian Review.