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17th Vis Japan Pre-moot

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December 20
Closing Team Registration & Claimant's Memorandum Submission Deadline
January 31
Respondent's Memorandum Submission Deadline
March 2
Pre-moot Conference
March 3
Oral Hearings & Reception Party

Details and Team Registration (For Reference)

The 17th Vis Japan will be held as follows. The Rules for the 31st Vis Moot apply mutatis mutandis. The Vis Japan has both English and Japanese sections. For teams from universities IN JAPAN, please refer to this page.

Date & Time:March 3 (Sun), 2024  8:30-20:00 JST
The Pre-moot Conference is scheduled to be held on the afternoon of March 2 (Sat), 2024.
Venue:Doshisha University, Imadegawa Campus, Neiseikan Building (No. 21 on Campus Map)
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Organized by:Academy for International Business Transactions
Problem:The 31st Vis Moot Problem, see the Vis Moot's website
Eligibility for participation:University and graduate students (No student who has been licensed to practice law is eligible to participate.) Teams are to be organized by university.
Registration fee:Free
*A fee is required to attend the reception party. The award ceremony will be held at the reception party.
Registration:Teams wishing to participate have to check the [Notes on Participation] below and apply using Google Form by December 20 (Wed), 2023.
*Please check the entered information carefully before submitting your application. Afterwards, teams have to save a copy of your application sent by the Google Form.

[Notes on Participation]

  • The number of sessions given to one team is two sessions if participating only in the English section or four sessions if participating in both the English and Japanese sections. Thus, the number of oralists per team is two to four (if participating only in the English section) or two to eight (if participating in both the English and Japanese sections). Students other than oralists are welcome to come to obeserve the sessions and support the oralists of the team. ONLY for administrative purpose, we will ask to submit a list of all team members (including members other than oralists).
  • Teams have to submit the memorandum for Claimant by December 20 (Wed), 2023 and the memorandum for Respondent by January 31 (Wed), 2024. The memorandum for Respondent should be prepared without exchanging the memoranda for Claimant with the opposing team. For teams participating in both English and Japanese sections, it is sufficient to submit the memoranda in English instead of submitting both the memoranda in English and in Japanese.
  • Submitted memoranda are be kept in strict confidence. None of the team members or coaches or other similar individuals are involved in the storage of memoranda. The memoranda will be distributed to the arbitrators for oral hearings (the timing will be after the deadline for submission of the respondent's memorandum to the Vis Moot) and will be exchanged with the opposing teams approximately one week before the day of the sessions.
  • In principle, teams participating in the 17th Vis Japan have practice sessions with each other. However, after the sessions of the 17th Vis Japan are announced (scheduled approximately one week before the date of the sessions), teams may not have practice sessions with the opposing teams nor observe practice sessions in which the opposing teams participate.
  • The Japan Pre-moot Committee and the AIBT DO NOT support you in obtaining a visa to come to Japan. Also, accommodation is NOT provided.

[Contact]  AIBT, Japan Pre-moot Committee (mail address)

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Summary and Results

Date: March 3 (Sun), 2024
Venue: Doshisha University, Kyoto
Problem: The 31st Vis Moot Problem
Participating Teams: Doshisha University (EN 2nd place, JP 3rd place), Hokkaido University (EN 3rd place), Kwansei Gakuin University, Meiji University, Nagoya University (EN 1st place), Okayama University, Seinan Gakuin University (JP 1st place), Waseda University (JP 2nd place)
Best Oralists: [EN] Beazley Eve (Nagoya University), [JP] Lee Sanggi (Waseda University)

The program can be downloaded here.

Pre-moot Conference

Date:March 2 (Sat), 2024 13:50-17:00 JST
Venue:Doshisha University, Imadegawa Campus
Organizers:Kwansei Gakuin University, AIBT

For those who wish to attend online, please register here. If you would like to attend in-person, please come to the venue without registration.


  • 13:50-14:00 Introduction of Speakers
  • 14:00-14:55 “Duties to Inform and Art 77, 80 CISG”
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER Prof. Dr. emerita Ingeborg Schwenzer (Professor Dr. emerita, University of Basel)
    [14:45-14:55 Discussion]
  • 15:00-16:00 “Behind the Scenes: Characteristics of Arbitration in the Vis Problem(s)”
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll (Professor Dr., Bucerius Law School)
    [15:40-16:00 Discussion]
  • 16:00-16:55 “Future Directions of Artificial Intelligence in Arbitration, with References to Developments in the Vis Moot”
    Prof. Christopher Kee (Professor, Flinders University)
    [16:45-16:55 Discussion]
Pre-moot Conference 2024

Co-organizing/Supporting Events

“The VIS Moot in Japan: Tips and Tricks for participants”

Date:February 14 (Wed), 2024 18:00-19:00 JST
Venue:Online and in-person at Linklaters, Tokyo Office
Organizers:Japan Arbitration Club

A round-table discussion hosted by the following speakers:

  • Prof. Luke Nottage (Professor, University of Sydney)
  • Ms. Sherlin Tung (Partner, Withersworldwide)
  • Mr. Lars Markert (Partner, Nishimura & Asahi)
  • Ms. Eriko Kadota (Managing Associate, Linklaters)

Other Events

  • Open Class (Kwansei Gakuin University, Law School)

“The CISG and Sustainability in Supply Chains”
Prof. Dr. emerita Ingeborg Schwenzer (Professor Dr. emerita, University of Basel)

Date:February 29 (Thu), 2024 15:30-17:30 JST
Venue:Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Campus, Room 801 and Online

For applications, please contact Prof. Toshiko Yamada (Kwansei Gakuin University, Law School).

  • Lecture (Kwansei Gakuin University, Law School)

“Vision of International Contract Law”
Prof. Dr. emerita Ingeborg Schwenzer (Professor Dr. emerita, University of Basel)

Date:March 1 (Fri),2024 18:00-19:30 JST
Venue:Campus Plaza Kyoto, Conference Room 3

For applications, please contact Prof. Toshiko Yamada (Kwansei Gakuin University, Law School).


AIBT, Japan Pre-moot Committee
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