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Japan’s Arbitration Act contains some mandatory rules for how arbitrations in Japan should proceed.  However, many of the more specific rules are set by arbitration organizations such as the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association.  Designating one of these associations in an arbitration agreement or arbitration clause will specify that organization’s rules as the governing rules of the arbitration.

Many countries have more than one arbitration association.  Each of these arbitration associations may have different rules or customs so it is important to research the differences before choosing an arbitration organization.

If you have a question about the rules that govern arbitrations please contact our office for a legal consultation.