Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


S. Maya Iwanaga


Business relations between the United States and Japan have led to an increasing exchange of employees. However, United States and Japanese citizens who find themselves within the other's employment system are often confused as to what actions are proper in the employment termination setting. This Note presents an overview of Japanese and United States wrongful termination laws. The Note then highlights the similarities and differences between the two countries' approaches and evaluates the evolution of United States employment law towards a Japanese just cause system.