BP Novice / Supernova Cup

Motions for BP Novice / Supernova Cup

BP Novice 2016

Kansai preliminary
R1:
THW ban international aid charities from sensational graphic, or overly-emotional images of suffering in fundraising and advertising campaigns.
R2:
THW require all the religious schools to teach atheism in their compulsory curriculum.
R3:
THBT LGBTQIA + movements should oppose comedians which use transvestism as a joke.
R4:
THW ban Hate Speech.

Kanto preliminary
R1:
THW ban all procedures to alter one’s racial appearance.
R2:
THW make the board of executives criminally liable if their workers commit suicide due to overwork.
R3:
THR western media demonizing Islamic terrorists rather than portraying them as criminals with legitimate grievances.
R4:
TH opposes the marketing of indigenous cultures for the purpose of tourism.

OF:
THBT prominent civil society activists should choose not to run for elected office.
QF:
As feminists, TH opposes FEMEN*
*Info Slide; FEMEN is a feminist activist group intended to protect women’s rights. The organization became internationally known for organizing controversial topless protests against sex tourism, religious institutions, sexism, homophobia and other social, national and international topics. The organization describes itself as “fighting patriarchy in its three manifestations – sexual exploitation of women, dictatorship and religion” and has started that its goal is “sextremism serving to protect women’s rights”
SF:
TH supports prisoner’s unionization.
GF:
THBT post conflict societies should recruit rebel soldiers into state army.

BP Novice 2015

Kansai preliminary
R1:
THBT companies do not have the right to prohibit their employees from engaging in a romantic relationship.
R2:
TH Supports the rights of athletes to make political expressions at international sporting events.
R3:
THBT developing countries should ban members of political dynasties from standing for elected office.
R4:
THW allow deaf couples to use medical technology to ensure they have deaf offspring.

Kanto preliminary
R1:
THBT schools should put students into classes accourding to their academic ability from the early stage of education.
R2:
THBT the feminist movement should oppose online dating websites which romantically link rich men and attractive women.
R3:
THW ban the publication of any scientific research that may conclude certain race/sex are inferior to others.
R4:
In states where gay marriage is legal, THW require religious communities to hold marriage ceremonies for gay couples.
OF:
THBT judges of supreme court should be directly elected by the citizens.
QF:
THBT it is legitimate for states to restrict art when it is socially regarded disgusting.
SF:
In times of economic crisis, THBT governments should withhold information that negatively affects the economy from the public.
GF:
THR the prevailing perception of soldiers as heroes.

BP Novice 2014

Kansai Prelim
R1:
THW legalize performance-enhancing drugs in international sporting events.
R2:
THBT Japanese government should allow workers who engage in decommissioning and decontamination projects to contract out the regulations on personal exposed dose in return for increased wages.
R3:
THW require companies using animals to make their products to put ethical warning labeling on them.
(Info: Ethical warning labels make consumers informed the physical and mental suffering involved in producing the animal products they are considering of buying. For example statements like “This chicken’s beak was cut off, causing intense pain until its death.” and “This shampoo was tested by putting drops of shampoo in the eyes of rabbits. As a consequence, their eyes rotted with significant pain inflicted” or pictures)
R4:
THBT individuals in developing nations who receive government funding for tertiary education should be prohibited from emigrating.

Kanto Prelim
R1:
THW allow the police to use entrapment.
R2:
TH, as feminists, regrets the sexualization of female athletes on sports media.(such as Sports Illustrated)
R3:
THBT developing countries should put heavy tariff on art products (movie, music, comic, novel etc…)from developed countries.
R4:
THBT trade unions and labor protection laws should be suspended during times of economic crisis.
Octo-Finals
THBT publicly funded universities should be required to reduce enrolement in degreb programs within ther universities that have statistically poor employment outcomes.
Quarter Finals
As a way of opposing religions, THW despise seeking out and exposing immoral behaviors of religious leaders.
Semi-Finals
TH welcomes the increased recognition of the choice of people with severe disabilities to sterilize themselves
Grand Final
In the era of the Internet, THBT music has declined.




BP Novice 2013

Kansai Prelim
R1:
THBT grading students in universities has done more harm than good
R2:
THW prohibit parent from practicing religious initation ceremonies to their children without their expressed consent (such as Baptism, Circumcision etc)
R3:
TH actively celebrates the rise of fat acceptance movement
R4:
THBT the West should economically and diplomatically engage with repressive regimes

Kanto Prelim
Round 1 -Wassup Man! (Song: None Shall Pass)
THW criminalise gang membership
Round 2 -It’s All Mine. Yes, ALL Of It. (Song: Earth Song)
THW ban oil companies from owning patents for technologies of renewable energy
Round 3 -I Am Who I Am. And I Love It. (Song: Как в красной тюрьме Like a Red Prison)
THBT feminist groups (e.g. Femen, Pussy Riots etc) should not use extreme tactics in countries with high levels of gender inequality
Round 4 -Transparency (Song: American Idiot)
THBT Obama should make public all evidence of the abuse committed by soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan
OF -Private? Public? (Song: Taxman)
THBT essential state services (incl. but not limited to water & electricity) should not be privatized
QF -Phrases That Stick In Your Mind (Song: Can’t Get You Out Of My Head)
TH regrets politicians emphasising and overusing the phrase “War on XXX” (such as War on Terror)
SF -This Matters To Me. (Song: I Was Born Without You)
THW extend the right to vote in Israeli elections to all Jews everywhere – including those who live outside of
Israel and who are not Israeli citizens
GF -I Will Be Alright. (Song: The Imperial March)
TH regrets the dominant narrative in children’s education that good always wins

BP Novice 2012

Kansai Preliminary
R1:
THW prohibit tourists to enter natural heritage sites.
R2:
THBT National insurance policy should cover by-choice abortion.
R3:
THW not allow those who have been wrongly accused of being gay to sue for defamation.
R4:
THW ban aid agencies to take missionary act.

Kanto Preliminary:
R1:
THBT national sporting teams should reflect the diversity of the national population.
R2:
THW impose mandatory counselling for survivors of attempted suicide and their families
R3:
THW require indigenous communities to send their children to school of modern education.
R4:
THW prosecute suspects even if they are dead.

Break Rounds
OF:
THW make development aid to African nations conditional on demonopolizing their major industries.
QF:
THBT post war compensation should be given to victim rather than state.
SF:
THBT Google should not self-sensor expression which causes violent backlash (such as Innocence of Muslims).
GF:
THW establish truth and reconciliation commission to investigate sexual abuse within the Catholic church.




BP Novice 2011
Kansai Preliminary:
R1:
THW cancel 3rd world debt.
R2:
THW allow the police to physically discipline children below the age of criminal responsibility.
R3:
THW ban all political lobbyists.
R4:
THW force Catholic church to allow marriage and sexual intercourse for priests without exception.

Kanto Preliminary:
R1:
THW legalize prostitution in developing countries.
R2:
THW use bribery records to disqualify political candidates.
R3:
THBT mentally handicapped citizens are better cared for in the community than in institutions, when doctors believe both options are available.
R4:
THBT Arabic nations should not sell oil to countries which deny religious freedom in public.

Break Rounds:
OF:
THW require unemployed citizens to conduct job hunting or job training to receive social welfare except for livelihood protection.
QF:
THW allow the use of lethal force against intruders in defense of property.
SF:
THBT EU should have the right to inspect and/or veto its member states’ economic policies, in which violation could lead to immediate exclusion from Eurozone.
GF:
THW ban expressions which glorify assassination.

BP Novice 2010
R1:
THW invade the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).
R2:
THW ban homeschooling.
R3:
THW prosecute sengoku38 for leaking state secrets.
R4:
(Assuming that a placebo effect exists) THW allow doctors to lie to patients about their diagnosis/prognosis.
QF:
THBT Afghanistan should be allowed to legally produce opium.
SF:
THBT bullfighting should be stopped.
GF:
THW not give medical treatment to attempted suicides.

4th Supernova Cup(2009)
R1:
THW subsidize child care businesses.
R2:
THBT politicians should be held responsible for their secretary’s offence.
R3:
THBT having the other sex as a partner is better than having the same sex partner in debate.
R4:
THW impose tax on savings during times of economic recession.
R5:
THW require doctors to report all cases of suspected domestic violences.
OF:
THW ban cosmetic surgery.
QF:
THW make population control by birth rate reduction a pre-requisite of aid.
SF:
THW allow prisoners to donate their organs in exchange for the shortening of their sentences.
GF:
THW introduce female quota system into the Diet.

3rd Supernova Cup (2008)
R1:
THW automatically expel students who use drugs from their colleges.
R2:
THW abolish the right of the Japanese prime minister to dissolve the House.
R3:
THBT unity is more important than diversity.
R4:
THW allow child labor.
R5:
THW reflect the religious leader’s voices on Chinese politics.
OF:
THW implement the death penalty soon after sentence is passed.
QF:
THBT NATO should give up the Missile Defense System.
SF:
THW abolish retirement allowances of bureaucrats.
GF:
THW impose chemical castration on sex offenders.

2nd Supernova Cup (2007)
R1:
THW allow public school teachers to choose their school.
R2:
THBT politicians should not voluntarily resign to take responsibility.
R3:
THBT International Whaling Commission should allow commercial whaling.
R4:
THW double the number of student enrollment in medical schools.
R5:
THBT the U.S. should cut military aid to Pakistan until president Musharraf resigns and have an election.
OF:
THBT Japan should relocate its capital.
QF:
THW abolish inheritance tax.
SF:
THW abolish school uniform.
GF:
THBT Turkey should stop its incursion into Iraq to attack the Kurdish terrorist.

1st Supernova Cup (2006)
R1:
THBT Japan should possess nuclear weapons.
R2:
THBT a male is better if reborn.
R3:
THBT the ends justify the means.
R4:
THBT George Bush has failed.
R5:
THW abolish compulsory subjects in high schools.
OF:
THBT negative advertising in political campaigns should be banned.
QF:
THBT the EU should expand its membership.
SF:
TH believes in animal rights.
GF:
THW introduce a market mechanism into the medical .eld.

8th JPDU Tournament (2005)
R1:
THW charge citizen for ambulances.
R2:
THW scrap the patent for avian flu.
R3:
THBT going to Torino is better than staying at home to watch Torino Olympic.
R4:
THBT civil servant should be evaluated by their ability.
R5:
THW introduce the child curfew.
OF:
THBT election campaigns should be fully .financed by the states.
QF:
THW put camera on the courtroom.
SF:
THBT civil liberty should be restricted in the interest of security.
GF:
THW promote FTA.

6th JPDU Tournament (2004)
R1:
THW abolish beauty contest.
R2:
THBT prime Minister of Japan should stop official visits to Yasukuni shrine.
R3:
THW ease Japan’s ban on arms exports.
R4:
THW ban sponsorship by tobacco companies.
QF:
THW introduce emission trading.
SF:
THBT Japan should take economic sanction for North Korea.
GF:
THW abolish euthanasia.

4th JPDU Tournament (2003)
R1:
THW have pets.
R2:
THW allow professional athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs.
R3:
THBT Japan should send its Self Defense Force to Iraq.
R4:
TH advocates the right to life.
R5:
THW introduce the jury system.
QF:
THW stop subsidizing domestic agricultural products.
SF:
THW discourage the use of plastic bags.
GF:
THW allow gay marriage.

2nd JPDU Tournament (2002)
R1:
THW use bribery records to disqualify political candidates.
R2:
THBT the most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.
R3:
THBT Russia should admit independence of Chechnya.
R4:
THBT the Japanese government should introduce the jury system.
R5:
THBT parents should say, .”Santa Clause exist”. to children.
QF:
THW abolish abortion.
SF:
THBT NATO has lost its signi.cance.
GF:
THW amend the article 9 of Constitution.

23rd KUEL Tournament (2001)
R1:
THBT children don’t need to have brothers and sisters.
R2:
TH would introduce direct election.
R3:
THBT cosmetic surgery makes human’s life worse.
R4:
THBT cramming is better than having free time.
R5:
THBT father is not necessary for family.
QF:
THW amend the penal code of mental illness.
SF:
TH should introduce tax for plastic bag.
GF:
THW abolish death penalty.

21st KUEL Tournament (2000)
R1:
Which is better a new year’s card by postal delivery or E-mail?
R2:
THBT the Japanese government should amend the Japanese constitution.
R3:
THBT the reverse designation draft system should be abolished in professional baseball.
R4:
THBT it’s better for and unmarried woman to have abortion, when she becomes pregnant.
R5:
THBT we should not choose celebrities as politicians.
R6:
THBT we should achieve our first aim.
QF:
THBT the greater includes the lesser.
SF:
THBT NPO would save Japan.
GF:
THBT even Homer sometimes nods.

19th KUEL Tournament (1999)
R1:
THBT late-night operation of stores should be prohibited.
R2:
THW promote the democratization of the United Nations.
R3:
THBT individually planned holidays are better than package holidays.
R4:
THBT the .Black Ships. save Japan.
R5:
THBT the courses of study made by the Ministry of Education, Science and culture should be abolished.
OF:
THBT a single-party government is better than a coalition government.
QF:
THBT genes control human behavior rather than free will.
SF:
THBT Japan should become self-sufficient in food production.
GF:
THBT the 20th century was a golden age.

17th KUEL Tournament (1998)
R1:
.Manga. have a better effect on children than novel.
R2:
To be single is better choice for women who have stable careers.
R3:
We should isolate Japan.
R4:
Waseda University was wrong in accepting Hirosue as a student.
R5:
The Japanese government should allow unlicensed teachers to teach at public school.
R6:
We should never give up.
QF:
Poverty cleans the soul.
SF:
One world, one language.
GF:
Santa Claus should go on a diet.

15th KUEL Tournament (1997)
R1:
University libraries should be open to all.
R2:
The Japanese government should stop extending the .Shinkansen. network.
R3:
We should stop midnight programs on TV.
R4:
The Japanese government should prohibit people from visiting foreign countries judged to be dangerous.
OF:
All newspaper articles should give the journalists’ name.
QF:
The Japanese government should raise the rate of consumption tax to 10 percent.
SF:
Divorce is a good decision in life.
GF:
Equality is an unhappy thing for people.

13th KUEL Tournament (1996)
R1:
It’s better for athletes to retire at their peak of their careers.
R2:
The Japanese government should allow trials to be broadcast on TV.
R3:
Physically challenged people should not be separated in schools.
R4:
It’s better for Japanese people to learn world history than Japanese history.
OF:
Collectivism is better than individualism for Japanese people.
QF:
Comic variety shows on TV have bad effects on Japanese society.
SF:
Aging is golden.
GF:
Okinawa should be independent.

11th KUEL Tournament (1995)
R1:
Beauty Contests should be forbidden.
R2:
Asian countries are more important for Japan than any other countries.
R3:
Otoshidama (giving money to children on New Year ’s day) is a good custom.
R4:
U.S. bases in Japan are indispensable for peace.
R5:
The end justifies the means.
QF:
People should hold on to their dreams forever.
SF:
Japan is an outsider in the world.
GF:
The Japanese should not try to justify the colonial policies of WW2.

9th KUEL Tournament (1994)
R1:
Japanese music is better than foreign music.
R2:
The Heisei Recession has been good for Japanese society.
R3:
The dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was inevitable.
R4:
Housekeeping is proof of love.
QF:
Scienti.c development will bring human happiness.
SF:
Foreigners with right of permanent residence should have suffrage.
GF:
Fairy tales give bad influence to child.