Japan's New Arbitration Law: Domestication Reinforcing Internationalisation?
International Arbitration Law Review, Vol. 7, pp. 54-60, 2004
7 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2005
More than some general cultural aversion, disinterest on the part of the government and an array of structural disincentives facing parties and arbitrators best explain the low uptake of arbitration services within Japan. The Arbitration Act of 2003 signals a shift, aimed primarily at expanding ADR for domestic users as part of Japan's wide-ranging reforms to civil justice initiated since 2001, but which may also reinforce slow but steady internationalisation of arbitration in Japan.
Keywords: japan, arbitration, civil dispute resolution
JEL Classification: K41
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation