The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
  • Legal Provisions: Arbitration Law (Law No. 138 of 2003).

Arbitral Institutions

  • Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)

  • The Tokyo Maritime Arbitration Commission (TOMAC) of the Japan Shipping Exchange

  • Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (JIPAC)

  • Japan Sports Arbitration Agency

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Centres of Bar Associations (ADR Centres)

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 20 June 1961); reservations: It will apply the Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made only in the territory of another Contracting State.

  • European Convention: No.

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 17 August 1967).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 23 July 2002).


Last updated February 2019