On May 25, 2022, the Amended Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP")  was enacted in Japan.  It will introduce significant systemic changes to achieve full implementation of digitalized civil court procedures in Japan, which has been pointed out as being outdated in recent years. The amended CCP will come into force in stages, during the period from the date of promulgation to a date specified by a Cabinet Order, within a period not exceeding four years. The official discussions on the digitalization of civil litigation procedures moved into high gear when the government's "Strategy for Future Investments, 2017"  identified the "digitalization of court procedures" as an issue to be considered.  Specifically, the working group suggested that it
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