This has been done on suspicion of pressuring retailers to offer products at lower prices than on rival sites. Amazon Japan’s website booked net sales of $8.3 bn last year, equivalent to 7.7% of Amazon.com’s worldwide net sales. By comparison, main rival Rakuten Inc recorded e-commerce revenue in Japan of $2.9 bn in the same period.

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission raids the offices of Amazon.com Inc’s local unit

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