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Joint Seminar hosted by MOJ, JFBA and JIDRC on Revised Foreign Lawyers Act and Efforts to Activate International Arbitration

Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) and Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC) jointly host a seminar on Revised of Foreign Lawyers Act and Efforts to Activate International Arbitration. A Bill to Partial Revision of the Act on Special Measures concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers (Foreign Lawyers Act) was enacted on May 22, 2020 (Law No. 33 of 2020). Key issues on the wide-ranging revisions will be explained by the Ministry of Justice. Additionally, the latest information on the public & private sectors’ efforts to activate international arbitration will be also provided, including the recent activity to revise the Arbitration Act. Active participation of Japanese & foreign lawyers and those who consider to become Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi are expected.

Date & Time

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 | 15:00-17:00 (JST)

Venue *Also available on-line attendance in Zoom Webinar

JIDRC-Tokyo Toranomon Hills Business Tower 5 Floor, 1-17-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo


Fee Free
Attendees Bengoshi or GJB(including those intending to register as GJB), or other legal professionals

【Part I】Experiences of Professional Duties as Foreign Lawyer and Joint Corporation System

(1) Revision of Foreign Lawyers Act------ Mayo Kawazoe (Ministry of Justice)

(2) Q&A

【Introduction of JIDRC-Tokyo Facility】------Yoko Maeda (Deputy Head, JIDRC Facility Operation Subcommittee)

【Part II】Activities to Activate International Arbitration / Mediation

(1) Legal Systems on International Arbitration/Mediation

I. Revision of the Foreign Lawyers Act------Mayo Kawazoe (Ministry of Justice)

II. Revision of the Arbitration Act------ Atsushi Fukuda (Ministry of Justice)

(2) JIDRC’s efforts to activate International Arbitration / Mediation------Naoki Idei (JIDRC Vice President)

(3) Q&A

Flyer (PDFファイル;550KB)

Language English and Japanese

(Japanese will be delivered by panelists.Simultaneous interpretation into English is available.)


Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 11th, 2020.

Please register at the link below, we will send you an invitation and detailed information.

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Co-hosted by Ministry of Justice, Japan International Dispute Resolution Center(JIDRC),Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)
Supporter American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)
European Business Council in Japan (EBC)
Contact Details for Inquiries International Affairs Division, JFBA
Tel: 03-3580-9741
Remark [Notes]

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