The relatively low involvement of Japanese parties in arbitration is a perennial puzzle which has drawn attention for decades. In this article, Mark Goodrich examines some recent statistics in order to evaluate theories about the perceived reluctance of Japanese parties to engage in arbitration and Japan’s arbitration infrastructure. Comparisons are drawn in relation to equivalent statistics for the neighbouring country of South Korea to better situate the Japanese experience within a wider international context.
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This article was published in Turkish Commercial Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter 2016.
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