Costs

   

Filing Fee

JPY50,000 (not including consumption tax)

The filing fee will be paid and borne by the applicant. The filling fee will be refunded to the applicant if the mediation proceedings have not commenced.

Mediator’s Remuneration

The hourly rate at JPY50,000 (not including consumption tax) unless otherwise agreed by the parties.

Mediator’s Expenses

  • transportation expenses (business-class airfares and equivalent class fares for other modes of transportation);
  • JPY 60,000 as the flat rate of per diem allowance which covers hotel charges, meals and other personal living expenses, if the Mediator is required to use overnight accommodation,
  • cost of post, courier, telephone calls, copies or any other expenses that the JCAA finds reasonable taking into consideration the nature of the case.

JCAA Administrative Fee

10% of the total amount of the mediator’s remuneration

Other reasonable expenses

For example, these expenses include the room charges if the JCAA arranges for the meeting rooms for mediation session.

The mediator’s remuneration and expenses, JCAA administrative fee, and other reasonable expense will be covered by the deposit that the parties pay to the JCAA. The parties will equally bear these fees unless otherwise agreed by the parties.