Elliott Hahn provides Western business leaders and their attorneys with an understanding of the complexities of the Japanese business and legal systems. It presents an overview of Japanese business law, a detailed analysis of the specific role of attorneys in Japan, and enlightenment on the Japanese legal interpretation of important issues such as anti-trust, contract, and patent and trademark laws. Hahn provides practical guidance for the Westerner on how to negotiate and act within the Japanese legal system and the specifics of Japanese business, licensing, and contract law. Finally, he gives the reader insights into many of the nuances underlying the beliefs, customs, modes of behavior, and values of the Japanese people. Tables, charts, and graphs complete this valuable information source.