2016-06-06

Japan BP / JPDU Winter Tournament

Motions for JPDU Winter Tournament

Japan BP 2016

R1:
THW deliberately target civilians in war if there is a high possibility of a long term reductions in casualties.
R2:
THW force all employers to allow their employees to work from home whenever physically possible.
R3:
THW eliminate Anti Homeless Architecture.
R4:
In countries with rapidly aging and declining populations, THW require each individual to raise at least two children.
Rookie SF:
THW ban proselytization by aid agency.
Rookie GF:
THW put a sin tax on people who are voluntarily unemployed.
Pre-QF
THBT Japan should expandits constitutional interpretation of article 9 to allow active exercise of collective security rights.
QF:
THBT educational curriculum must instill narrative that one must actively sacrifise themselves in order to succeed in life.
SF:
THBT territorial disputes between states should be definitely resolved with plebiscite by residents of the disputed region.(e.g. Kashmir)
GF:
TH prefers a society with an active court of public opinion* to one without.
Info Slide: The “court of public opinion” refers to situations in which individuals are informally accused of wrongdoing, defended, and tried without public discourse and are subsequently treated differently based on society verdicts. This is independent of judgements by criminal of civil court.

Japan BP 2015

R1:
THW require large pharmaceutical corporations to invest in unprofitable medicines for rare diseases.
R2:
THW not rehabilitate prisoners by utilizing their religion.
R3:
THBT the European Union should ban anti-EU parties (e.g. parties that advocate withdrawal from the EU) from having seats in the European Parliament.
R4:
TH celebrates commercialization of disability.
rookie SF:
THW leagalize polygamy.
rookie GF:
TH supports the use of unethical means (including but not limited to lying, vote buying and bribery) to push for anti discrimination legislation.
pre-QF:
THW ban the creation of saviour siblings.*
*Info Slide: A saviour sibling is a child who is intentionally designed and born to provide an organ or cell transplant to a sibling with a fatal disease such as leukemia and cancer.
QF:
THBT liberal democracies should introduce Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).*
*Info Slide: Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) is a civil order which aims to restrict “anti-social behavior”, which is not deemed harmful enough to constitute a criminal offence.
Anti-social behaviour includes;
・drunken or threating behaviour
・vandalism and graffiti
・playing loud music at night
・prostitution solicitation
・playing with fire
Getting an ASBO isn’t a criminal offence, but means you won’t be allowed to do certain things such as;
・going to a particular place, e.g. your local town centre
・spending time with people who are known as trouble-makes
・drinking in the street
If you break the order, you will be criminally punished. The punishment will depend on the circumstances and your age.
SF:
TH, as the West, would cooperate with Russia in its military intervention in Syria.
GF:
THW introduce immediate democracy.*
*Info Slide: Immediate democracy is a system in which the number of parliament seats are allocated to each party on a daily basis, representing the current support percentage of the population.
In this system there are no elections, but citizens choose one party to support and are able to change it anytime.
Methods to reflect their opinion include voting at the polling station or through the internet.




Japan BP 2014
R1:
THW scale national health insurance premiums based on unhealthy lifestyle factors (e.g. obesity, smoking).
R2:
THW abolish vernacular schools (Info. vernacular school provides education in language which are ingrained in the particular communities and not in the country’s primary language.)
R3:
THBT entertainment awards should be bestowed based on a popular vote of citizens and not a decision of an independent panel of judges.
R4:
THBT humanitarian aid does more harm than good in active conflict zones.
Novice GF: THW reserve seats in legislatures for the poor
Pre QF:
THBT courts should consider victims’ forgiveness as a mitigating factor when sentencing offenders.
QF:
TH, as the animal rights movement, W refrain from using humans in campaigns to demonstrate animal cruelty
SF:
TH,as Southeast Asia, W welcome the China-led multilateral development banks (e.g. BRICS Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) rather than the West-led international financial institutions (e.g. World Bank, Asian Development Bank)
GF:
This House Would ban expressions.which are deemed to glorify euthanasia




Japan BP 2013

R1
THBT scientists should not report the empiric results which may conclude a certain race/ethnicity is inferior to others on the aspect of neuroscience.
R2
THW prioritize reduction in government spending over raising tax as a means to deal with fiscal crisis.
R3
In country where sexual assaults often happen, THBT government should actively discourage (not criminalize) women to behave irresponsibly (such as wear slutly and drink too much).
R4
THW ban local (regional) parties from participating in national elections.
QF
THBT governments of developing countries should not allow foreign large retailers like Wal-Mart, Costco etc. to advance into their market.
SF
THBT development aid should be prioritized over military aid in the Sahel region of Africa.
GF
TH regrets the decline in popularity of communism in modern world.

Japan BP 2012
R1:
THBT government should support multi-ethnic marriages.
R2:
THBT feminist movements should seek a ban on pornography.
R3:
THW require multinational companies operating from the West to provide reasonable levels of education to their workforce in the third world.
R4:
THW ban popular entertainers from endorsing candidates in political campaigns.
QF:
THW abolish the system of tenure.
SF:
Assuming that it is measurable, THBT the successful completion of rehabilitation should be the sole condition for the release of prisoners.
GF:
Even without the consent of the target countries, THS active intervention (including that from the military) to deliver emergency aid in cases of natural disasters.

Japan BP 2011
R1:
THW cap bankers’ bonuses.
R2:
THW prosecute sports players who commit flagrant fouls for assault.
R3:
THW end all state funding to art.
R4:
THW ban news media from publishing the ethnicity of crime suspects/criminals in their reporting.
QF:
THBT the International Criminal Court should never indict individuals who are part of ongoing conflicts for war crime.
SF:
TH supports hacktivism as a legitimate form of protest.
GF:
THBT Saudi Arabia should prohibit Afgans, Pakistanis and all citizens of countries with Al Qaeda basesto go to Mecca to perform their Hajj and/or Umrah as part of war on terror.




Japan BP 2010
R1:
THBT leaking classified information is justified.
R2:
THBT governments should force patients of witchdoctors to attend medical institutions.
R3:
THW allow deaf couples to use medical technology to ensure that they have deaf offspring.
R4:
THW subsidize print media.
SF:
THBT French government should stop expelling Romanies and rather focus on integrating them into society.
GF:
THBT African nations should have a permanent rotating seat on the UN Security Counsil.
Rookie GF:
THBT governments should financially support abortion for socio-economically deprived populations.

20th JPDU Tournament(2009)
R1:
THW give terminally ill patients the right to demand experimental treatment.
R2:
THW ban unhealthy food and drink industries from sponsoring any sporting events.
R3:
THW introduce Asian common currency.
R4:
THBT Armenia should postpone the normalisation of ties with Turkey until the Turkish government recognises the Armenian genocide.
SF:
THW deny the entry, stay or residence of HIV-positive people from abroad.
GF:
THW ban sacrificing of animals on religious grounds.

17th JPDU Tournament (2008)
R1:
THBT all banks should be nationalized.
R2:
THBT suspects’ mental competency should be fully judged by medical experts, not by juries.
R3:
THBT newly developing countries should limit the number of foreign labor.
R4:
THW allow children to have transsexual surgery.
SF:
THBT the EU should build their pipeline to Central Asia according to their original plan.
GF:
THBT politicians should cast their vote based on their political wills, not on party line.

14th JPDU Tournament (2007)
R1:
THW have death penalty on drug tra.cking.
R2:
THW bailout companies in the red.
R3:
TH supports the US-led ‘road map to peace’ in Palestine.
R4:
TH supports violent protests by environmentalists.
SF:
THBT foreign aid does more harm than good for the recipient country.
GF:
THW assign property rights over natural resources in con.ict zones to the United Nations.

11th JPDU Tournament (2006)
R1:
THBT the International Whaling Commission should lift the ban on commercial whaling.
R2:
THW restrict advertising of junk food during children’s TV programming.
R3:
THBT Saddam Hussein’s death sentence should be commuted to life imprisonment.
R4:
THBT the Roman-Catholic church should allow the ordination of gay persons seeking to be priests.
SF:
THBT adoption of children is better done domestically than internationally.
GF:
THW provide fi.nancial aid for abortion based on socio-economic reasons.

3rd World Preparatory Tournament (2005)
R1:
THBT Turkey should stay out of EU.
R2:
THW ban the use of fur in fashion.
R3:
THBT the nuclear weapon is a legitimate tool to protect national security.
R4:
THW support positive discrimination for ethnic minorities in France.
SF:
THBT Ariel Sharon is the best person to bring peace to Israel.
GF:
THBT the 1st World should stop protecting their agricultural industries.

2nd World Preparatory Tournament (2004)
R1:
THW postpone Iraqis general election for half a year.
R2:
THBT Ariel Sharon should withdraw all settlers from Gaza strip and West Bank.
R3:
THBT Malaysia should mix children of all races in one school system.
GF:
THBT EU should resume the export of weapons to China.

1st World Preparatory Tournament (2003)
R1:
THBT the United States should withdraw its troops from Iraq.
R2:
THW strengthen unity in Asia.
R3:
THW return cultural treasures to their country of origin.
GF:
THBT religious teaching should be justifi.ed in school.

World Preparatory Tournament 2002
R1:
THBT African nations should sacrifi.ce their economic growth for the protection of the environment.
R2:
TH supports death with dignity.
R3:
THW allow fewer immigrants.
GF:
THW not support unilateralism of the United States.

World Preparatory Tournament 2001
R1:
THW rehabilitate criminals.
R2:
TH welcomes a viable Palestine nation.
R3:
THW privatize the pensions system.
GF:
TH gives up the right of private communication for national security.

World Preparatory Tournament 2000
R1:
THBT economy comes before environment.
R2:
THW make voting compulsory.
R3:
THBT the Beatles is already classical music.
GF:
THW compromise to shake hands.

World Preparatory Tournament 1999
R1:
TH advocates free speech.
R2:
THW use force to defend human rights.
R3:
THW never negotiate with terrorists.
GF:
TH regrets free trade.

World Preparatory Tournament 1998
R1:
THBT character doesn’t matter in politics.
R2:
THW support free trade in Asia.
R3:
THBT marriage is obsolete.
GF:
THW support one China.

World Preparatory Tournament 1997
R1:
THW allow sex to be sold.
R2:
THW impose the death penalty for drug tra.fficking.
R3:
THBT we can afford to tell the truth.
R4:
THBT it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.