Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Keizo Sakata


Although business buy-outs have traditionally been disfavored in Japan, recently Japanese businesses have begun to recognize the numerous benefits business buy-outs offer. The number of Japanese corporations purchasing foreign businesses has dramatically increased in recent years. Business buy-outs, however, pose numerous problems for both the purchasing company and the company being purchased. The author argues that government regulation of business buy-outs should be increased to minimize the problems which may result from such business activity.