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Comment: Japanese companies face jurisdiction hurdle in disputes involving global supply chains

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 16 Feb 2021 18:05
  • 16 Feb 2021 18:05

When Japanese electronics company Shimano Manufacturing lost to Apple in an appeal lawsuit last July, the medium-sized manufacturer was in good company. In 2017, Kyocera had lost its appeal against Hemlock Semiconductor, which supplied materials for Kyocera’s solar panels.

In both cases, the Tokyo High Court ruled that Japanese courts don’t have jurisdiction

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