Trade Disputes in Japan

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Recognized under Japanese law as a legitimate method for settling disputes, used specifically in the field of international transactions
Arbitration Law
Law N°138 of 2003, modeled on the UNICITRAL Model law on international Commercial Arbitration
Conformity to International Commercial Arbitration Rules
Party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Party to the Geneva Protocol on Arbitration Clauses.
Party to the Geneva Convention of the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Appointment of Arbitrators
Free determination of the number (minimum three) and the method of appointment by the parties.
Arbitration Procedure
After hearing the parties, the arbitrator makes an award.
No appeal is allowed against an award except if it has been made on false evidence. In this case, it can be annulled by the law.
Permanent Arbitration Bodies
Japan Shipping Exchange (Sectors Covered: Maritime disputes)
Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (Sectors Covered: International transactions)
National Committee of the International Chamber of commerce ( ICC) (Sectors Covered: International transactions)
Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (Sectors Covered: Disputes involving intellectual property and resolution procedures for “.jp” domain names)

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