International Arbitration

METI promotes development of environment for international arbitration that supports businesses.
International arbitration is a private dispute resolution procedure. Parties choose third party arbitrators who make binding decisions in order to resolve disputes.

International Arbitration in Japan

A booklet “International Arbitration in Japan” provided by the Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC)

Amendment of the Foreign Lawyers Act

On May 22, 2020, the Diet approved the amendment of the Foreign Lawyers Act which expands the scope of legal services that foreign lawyers can provide in international arbitration proceedings.

See the summary document below for the details of the amendments.

Hearing facility

Arbitration/Mediation Institution


Division in Charge

Trade Promotion Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

Last updated:2020-10-28