Both the U.S. and Japan are highly industrialized countries and many of the same products are used in both countries. So, why is there such a large difference in the number of products liability suits filed?
The present work explores the differences in the American and Japanese legal systems with a focus on products liability claims. The conclusion will show that it is the difference in the two countries applicable civil procedures that explain the disparity in suits.
Hayashi, Akio, "A Comparison of Civil Procedure Practices in Products Liability Actions Between the United States and Japan: Underlying Reasons for Basic Differences" (1991). LLM Theses and Essays. 305.