Act on Promotion of Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Act on Promotion of Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution was enforced on April 1, 2007 as a part of justice system reform.
For more imformation, please visit the website of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
To promote the use of alternative dispute resolution process (procedures for the resolution of a civil dispute between parties who seek, with the involvement of a fair third party, a resolution without using legal procedures), the government takes on the responsibility for providing information, and the Ministry of Justice gives approval to private business services which take on operations for conciliation.
The Ministry of Justice will continue to undertake various efforts to ensure that procedures for conciliation etc. taken by private businesses certified by the Minister of Justice (certified dispute resolution business operators) will be used extensively as an accessible means of resolving disputes.