New Business Court in Tokyo

In October 2022, Japan launched a new centralized business court in Tokyo.   An article summarizing this development can be found here.

Judge Masahiro Hiraki, President of the Tokyo District Court states, among other things, “I am pleased to announce the opening of the new courthouse Intellectual Property High Court and Nakameguro Branch of Tokyo District Court (commonly called as the Business Court), in which the Intellectual Property High Court and three specialized divisions of the Tokyo District Court the Commercial Division, the Insolvency Division and the Intellectual Property Divisions moved from Kasumigaseki. … The Business Court is the first Japanese central court for business-related cases.” The full statement can be found here.