Japanese Multinationals in Foreign Disputes: Do They Behave Differently, and Does it Matter for Host Countries?
Article from: TDM 5 (2011), in Resolving International Business Disputes by ADR in Asia
Although in recent years an increasing number of disputes between foreign investors and host countries have gone to international arbitration, Japanese investors almost never appear as claim- ants. We could not identify a single project with a Japanese lead investor among the cases that have reached the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Examination of admittedly incomplete data on similar arbitrations held outside the ICSID framework uncovered only one Japanese investor that settled its dispute with its host country through ...