The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Japan

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
  • Legal Provisions: Arbitration Law (Law No. 138 of 2003). An English translation is available on the website of the Tokyo Maritime Arbitration Commission

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 20 June 1961); reservations: reciprocity.
  • European Convention: No.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes. (ratification/accession: 17 August 1967); reservations: none.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 23 July 2002); reservations: none.

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated December 2016