After giving an overview of the Japanese court system, I would like to talk about the mediation system, which has been evaluated as characteristic in the Japanese court system. Of course, there is a mediation system in the United States, but mediation in Japan is performed in a court building and involves non-legal professionals as mediators, which is completely different from mediation in the United States. I would like to think about how disputes are resolved in Japanese court through this characteristic system and what kind of image the Japanese have of the court.
—Yukihiro Okada, Professor of Law at Doshisha University
Presented by the Doshisha University and Amherst College Faculty Exchange Program. Please note that this lecture will be in Japanese.