Japanese antitrust authorities have raided Microsoft?s Tokyo headquarters in an investigation centering around alleged monopolistic practices.
Twenty agents of Japan?s Fair Trade Commission looked at documents pertaining to sales of Microsoft applications in the country.
They are also investigating Microsoft on similar lines to the US Department of Justice, to see whether the bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows 95 contravenes any antitrust laws.
It is understood that the Japanese organisation will also look at whether Microsoft has put pressure on OEMs in the country to use its product rather than Justsystem, a Japanese produced alternative.
But whether Japan can put any real pressure on Microsoft is doubtful because its antitrust laws lack bite.
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