Treatment of Foreign Factors by the Japanese Civil Procedure

This part deals with the procedural aspect of the treatment of disputes with foreign factors (especially parties with foreign nationality or foreign domicile) focusing on the example of Japanese Civil Procedure. The reporter would like fist to indicate that the first question regarding the treatment of disputes with foreign factors would be whether or not the Japanese Courts have international jurisdiction of the case and briefly explain how this first question is dealt with. The reporter then wants to move on to indicate how disputes over which the Japanese Courts have international jurisdiction are treated focusing on the difference from “domestic” cases. Especially service of process, effect of the judgement are of focus. From above examination the reporter would like to draw a conclusion as to the overall nature of the treatment of foreign factors by the Civil Procedure and its reason.