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Japan plays catch-up in the international arbitration market

Companies opt for Singapore and Hong Kong to settle commercial disputes

The Singapore International Arbitration Center received 450 requests for its services in 2017, making it one of Asia's leading specialists in commercial dispute settlement.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A public and private drive to strengthen Japan's position as a venue for settling international commercial disputes is picking up steam. At present, arbitration in Asia mostly takes place in Singapore and elsewhere.

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