2017-06-04

Nagoya Debate Open

Motions for Nagoya Debate Open

Nagoya Debate Open (2018)
Round1
THW ban pornography which depicts women in submissive manner
THW ban religious street preachers in public
THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes

Round2
THW ban private lawyers from criminal court and establish ‘Public attorneys’ office’ as counter part of ‘Public Prosecutors’ office’.
THBT sex offenders should be monitored with GPS technology
THW prohibit criminals from profiting from the publicity of their crimes

Round3
THBT politicians should not use sensational rhetoric (e.g. War on Terror, Axis of evil) in public
THW ban military recruitment campaigns targeted at low-income groups
THBT post-conflict states should suppress discourse surrounding the period of conflict in order to promote peace

Round4
In a super-aging society, THW give more votes to the young
THBT Japan should actively attract and accept mass immigration
TH opposes moral education as an official subject in the school curriculum

Quarterfinals
THBT affirmative action policies are counterproductive to reduce inequalities
As feminists, TH supports ‘mirroring’ as a tactic for fighting misogyny
View Info Slide
TH regrets categorization of sexual orientation.

Rookie Grand Final
TH prefers a world without the system of marriage
THW require individuals to pass a general knowledge test on politics to vote
THW abolish all private, vernacular, religious and gender-based schools in favour of a homogeneous public schooling system

Semifinals
“Assuming technology, as a debating community, THW make debaters completely anonymous in round rooms (e.g. hide name, gender and appearance, and use voice changer)”
THBT debate rounds should be judged by non-debaters who can understand English
TH opposes the dominant narrative “hard work always pays off”

Grandfinal
Assuming that a pill is discovered that significantly reduces a person’s IQ, but places them in a perpetual state of happiness. THW ban the pill.
Assume that the earth will be destroyed in a near future, when human beings try to evacuate to another planet, THBT the member of spaceships should be elected by lottery, not by individual ability.
THBT true democracy should allow its citizens to vote for authoritarianism.

Nagoya Debate Open (2017)
Round1
Suppose that it is financially possible, THW introduce basic income.
THBT developed countries should require their multinational corporations to hire a significant portion of their labor from the region where they operate.
THW oppose the commercialization of indigenous culture.

Round2
THW impose an aptitude test on parents wishing to have a baby.
THW ban sex reassignment surgery on intersexual children.
(Info slide)”intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.
Ex. Person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside.
THW ban baby hatch.
(Info slide)”baby hatch” is a place where people can bring babies, usually newborn, and abandon them anonymously in a safe place to be found and cared for.

Round3
TH regrets the rise of porn 2.0.
(Info slide)Porn 2.0 named after “Web 2.0”, refers to pornographic websites featureing user-generated contents.It allows free uploading and streaming of pornographic content. Examples include Xvideos, PornHub, Redtube, YouPorn, xHamster, Porn.com and many others.
THW not allow individuals in serious financial debt to perform in pornography.
THW allow the production of animated child pornography.

Round4
THBT the US government should abolish privatized prison.
THBT parents should be legally liable for the criminal acts committed by their children.
THBT indigenous people would be justified in sabotaging (violently or otherwise) economic projects in the event that they are built across or their land without their democratic consent.

Quareter final
THBT feminist movement should actively seek to include men’s right activist in their movement.
THBT the “Black Lives Matter” movement does more harm than good.
THBT Okinawa’s “Anti-US military base movement” should not include members from outside Okinawa.

Semi final
THBT Japan government should end the “Dowa Policy”.
(Info slide)
Dowa policy:A series of government policies which aims to improve the living standard of the “Hisabetu-Burakumin”, and resolves the social discrimination against them.
These policies may include(not limited to)
・Funding to construction projects in “Buraku” communities.
・Tax deductions and other financial privileges.
・Promotion of educational/awareness programs.
Hisabetu-Burakumin(Burakumin):A Japanese social minority group, descendants of feudal-era outcast.
THBT Japan should abolish the Imperial system.
THBT Yasukuni Shrine should remove the enshrinement of Class-A war criminals.

Grand Final
THBT the Dalai Lama should announce that he will not reincarnate and declare that the office of the Dalai Lama will henceforth not exist.
(Info slide)
Dalai Lama’s reincarnation:
Upon the Dalai Lama’s decease, the process of finding the reincarnated Dalai Lama begins. Once a candidate has been found, it must be confirmed by the Panchen Lama to be appointed as the next Dalai Lama.
Currently there are two Panchen Lama. Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was appointed as the 11th Panchen lama by Dalai Lama 14th in May 1995. He is currently being held captive by the Chinese government, and his whereabout is unknown. In November 1995, Gyaincain Norbu was appointed as the 11th Panchen Lama by the Chinese government.The current Dalai Lama 14th turns 81 this year.
THBT Colombian government should not conclude any peace treaty with FARC, unless it gets a popular support through a national referendum.
THBT the United States should end the “War on Drug” policy.
(Info slide) “War on Drug” policy:Sets of policies conducted by the United States government which include military aid, and military intervention, as well as harsher prohibition laws with the aim of reducing illegal drug trade.