Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


The resolution of international commercial disputes by conciliation and arbitration has gained considerable momentum throughout East Asia. A strong emphasis has been placed upon the conciliation technique and the historical, social, and cultural derivations pertaining to its use in East Asia.

This Paper examines the pragmatic consideration of software disputes and their resolution using proposed draft agreements between U.S. and Japanese parties in order to enhance appreciation of the conciliation and arbitration perspective in the context of intellectual property.