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Law on the Civil Jurisdiction of Japanese Courts over Foreign Countries, etc.

October 2010 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Yuasa and Hara .

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The Law has been enacted to clarify the scope of application of the civil jurisdiction of Japanese courts over foreign countries, etc., and set exceptions to civil preocedings involving foreign countries, etc., based on the United Nations Convention on the Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their property (UN Convention on Immunities) (see Article 1). 


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