We have several methods of dispute resolution, including:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation

In Japan, negotiation between the parties solves the overwhelming majority of disputes. Mediation and arbitration are known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and popular in many countries but not yet common in Japan. If they cannot resolve a dispute through negotiation, it generally goes to a court to be determined by a judge.

Even after reaching a court, most cases are settled during the proceedings in or out of court. So, it is sometimes used as tactics to bring the case to a court to urge the perverse party to sit down at the negotiating table.

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