Hoken S. Seki


This article seeks to acquaint the United States businessman and his legal counsel with the Japanese perspective, providing a greater level of understanding that would permit a more satisfying and effective conclusion to the dispute resolution process. The author's frequent visits to Japan, his years of representing Japanese individuals and corporations and his study of treatises by noted authorities, identified in the footnotes, are sources for the opinions and perspectives presented in this article. It is hoped that this article will be particularly useful in providing an over- view to those who have not had extensive previous contact with Japan, its laws, and its enterprises.