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Japanese Arbitration Interpreters | Japanese Interpreting Services

Arbitration proceedings have been common in recent years to cross international borders, meaning interpreters are required to facilitate vital discussion. The Japanese Connection is pleased to offer professional Japanese arbitration interpreting services. 

The Japanese Connection's Japanese arbitration interpreters are among the best in the field and have a long experience (often between 10 and 20 years) working to eradicate communication barriers during international arbitrations. They combine linguistic excellence and legal know-how with expertise in their chosen industry to maintain the clarity so vital to dispute resolution. 

Their knowledge of industry-specific terminology means language barriers never become obstacles to arbitration proceedings - a setting in which effective communication is paramount. 

The Japanese Connection's arbitration interpreting services cover a wide range of language combinations in locations worldwide.

About Arbitration 

Arbitration hearings are for many, a quicker, more cost-effective and less confrontational approach than standard litigation for the resolution of commercial and business disputes. Often, essential business ties can be preserved after arbitrations and opposing parties are able to work together towards the final decision, which is made by an arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators who are specialists in the subject matter of the case, employed by the parties as a neutral body. Within 30 days, the chief arbitrator will decide upon an arbitration award: a legal document enforceable in a court. 

There are two different forms of arbitration: binding and non-binding. In binding arbitration, parties must agree to abide by the arbitrator's decision. While in non-binding arbitration, the process is used to help establish an advisory opinion - which the opposing parties may or may not abide by. Arbitrations follow the evidential and procedural regularity of court proceedings but take place out of court in a less formal and less rigorous setting than litigation.

Arbitration differs from mediation in one critical aspect. An arbitrator must remain neutral but, using his/her expertise and knowledge of the subject, decide who is right. A mediator must only assist the parties themselves to come to a reconciliation or agreement with no judgement. However, a mediation settlement is also legally enforceable. 

Japanese arbitration interpretersArbitration in Japan 

In light of the changes made in recent years to the Japanese judicial system, Japan has amended its regulations regarding arbitration. Although Japanese jurisdiction has always favoured arbitration as an alternative to court proceedings, The Arbitration Act (enforced in 2011) applies to tribunals with broader, multi-national interests. This amendment indicates the increasingly global nature of the arbitration.

Japanese Arbitration Institutions


Why choose The Japanese Connection's arbitration interpreters? 

  • Many years of experience in legal interpreting in a variety of settings. 
  • Expertise in the subject matter of the case
  • A high level of sensitivity to linguistic and cultural differences

Useful Links - Arbitration Institutions Worldwide

Chinese Arbitration Association

Locations covered by our Japanese Arbitration Interpreters


Our Japanese language arbitration translation service covers areas such as:



EU law

Common law

Commercial Disputes

Court Proceedings

National Academy of Arbitrators

Non-Binding Arbitration

Geneva Protocol/Convention

Intellectual Property law



Settlement Techniques

Ex Aqueo Et Bono


Corporate finance



Looking for Japanese language assistance in another field? 

The Japanese Connection provides specialist interpreting and translation services in many specialist fields. Whatever your requirement, we can find the right Japanese linguist to assist you. If your industry or project type is not listed here, please contact us directly with your enquiry.

Our language specialists utilise their knowledge of subject-specific terminology to deliver precise, unambiguous translations, whatever the context - enabling you to communicate effectively with the rest of the world. We are also able to adapt to almost any type of project.

What to do next? 

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If you would like more information about our Japanese language services, please contact us.