Jurisdiction and E-Commerce
Internet Law & Policy Forum
Good morning ladies and gentlemen.
It is indeed a great privilege and pleasure for me to be invited by the Internet Law and Policy Forum today.
I want to say thank you for all the people who support this conference.
I know the time given to our session is kind of limited and I would like to focus my points mainly on brief introduction of Japanese Jurisdiction system, MITIís views on E-Commerce in the global market, and then provide some proposals on Jurisdiction and E-Commerce taking into account of the Hague Draft Convention, which was already discussed yesterday, but I hope I can add something more. I would also touch upon the situations concerning ADR in Japan.
Before getting started, I have to say some disclaimer that views I will present here don't necessarily reflect those of the institution to which I belong or any other institution in Japan, but are totally my personal view. Whenever I present something out of the government, I tend to say this kind of disclaimer in a routine way. But this is literally true on the issues I will deal with today, because as you know, those issues are extremely difficult to find a solution. But I think it very useful to exchange views even if not mature enough,and thatís why I am here today.