Please enjoy this blog post written by Kenji Miyagawa, Special Counsel, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Generally speaking, e-contracts executed by e-signatures are valid, binding and enforceable under Japanese law. Accordingly, the validity of e-contracts is not an issue except for in certain limited cases (e.g., certain types of real estate lease contracts).
One key issue is the admissibility of e-contracts as evidence, i.e., whether or not e-contracts are admissible as evidence under the Code of Civil Procedure.
In this regard, the Act on Electronic Signatures and Certification Business which came into effect on April 1, ...