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The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that the deal was approved.
A Japan Fair Trade Commission spokesman said he could not confirm the report but added: 'I won't say the contents are incorrect.'
The European Union has accused Google of promoting its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010.
Regulators are said to be looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law.
A newly released document could be taken into account by European antitrust regulators.
The lawsuit comes as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from European authorities.
Court proceedings are underway in California as the tech giant has to defend actions it took on iPods purchased between 2006 and 2009 wiping music off users' iPods accounts downloaded from competing music services.