Osawa Cup

Motions for Osawa Cup

12th Osawa Cup (2016)
R1
THBT students should not wear oppressed minority’s traditional clothes as a Halloween costume in university.
R2
Assuming feasibility, THW erase the sense of fear from soldiers.
R3
TH, as a Muslim feminist, opposes rise of fashionable headscarves (e.g. Hijab, Niqab, Burqa, etc).
GF
THBT actors or actresses who are the prominent social activist should not act as characters that conflict with their political ideas.

 

11th Osawa Cup (2015)

Motion for Round 1 (by Kasumi Nogawa) THW not allow individuals to opt into an one-way mission to Mars with the Mars One Project. (Info Slide: Mars one project is a project that intends to establish a human settlement on Mars. The first crew selected from ordinary citizens would arrive on Mars in 2027 with no possibility of return.)

Motion for Round2 (by Kasumi Nogawa) THBT the state education should encourage children to engage in a love relationship

Motion for Round 3 (by Kaicho) TH prefers existence of “Dark Heroes” who, even using unlawful means, block radical innovations that fundamentally alter the current social/industrial framework (eg. very cheap synthesis of oil and gold, cold nuclear fusion).

Motion for Grand Final (by Ken Kuroki) Assuming technology, as a debating community, THW make debaters completely anonymous in round rooms (hide name, gender and appearance, and use voice changer etc.)




10th Osawa Cup (2014)

Motion for round 1: Wanna Show Off Your Religion?
THW allow companies to prohibit employees from showing their religious symbol at work.

Motion for round 2: Time is Money!!!
Assuming technology, THW legalize the exchange of lifetime years with money.
Note: Everyone will be induced a built-in timer which says how many life- years are remaining for each. This timer will also make one’s life years transferrable safely.

The life years bought will have an anti aging effect. (for example, if a person at her 55 buys 15 years, she will remain to be 55 for 15 years.)

Motion for round 3: Sorry, I just blocked you
THBT individuals should be able to have completely private digital communication and information storage (in mobile phones and PCs)which cannot be eavesdropped or accessed by the state.
Note: Law enforcement and spy agencies will never be able to intervene into one’s privacy unless he or she consents to it.

Motion for the Grand Final: Control Yourselves!
TH prefers a world in which individuals could, even if once, go back to their past and restart their childhood with the nurture (ie parenting) that they have designed.
Note: The restarter will have the memory of having chosen to retry their childhood themselves but no other memories.

9th Osawa cup (2011)

R1:Religion

THBT the church should allow homosexual clergies.
THW provide religious education for prisoners.
THW establish religious courts in areas where there are many religious minorities.

R2:Company and Environment
THBT individuals who have commanded pollutions within corporations should be charged with manslaughter.
THW abolish the carbon trading.
THBT the government should limit the amount of debt that corporations can have.

R3:Medication
THBT HIV positive workers should tell their employers of their status.
THBT smokers should be excluded from Medicare system.
THW force sperm banks to reveal the identity of sperm donors upon request of the offspring, upon reaching the age of consent.

R4:Law and Order
THBT in times of war, the state should offer convicts improsoned for heinous crimes the option to fight for the army in exchange of conditional pardon.
THBT individuals found guilty of crimes overseas should serve thier sentences in their country of origin.
THBT assassination of political leaders can be justified.




7th Osawa cup (2009)

R1: Barack Obama
THBT it is time to end affirmative action for African-Americans.
THBT the US military should not withdraw from Iraq.
THW establish national health insurance in the United States.

R2: Gender
THW force religious adaption agencies to place children with homosexual couples.
THBT people should give up the marriage system.
THW ban all forms of religious gender discrimination.

R3: Nippon
THW distribute shelters to homeless people.
THW support worldwide proliferation of Japanese Otaku culture.
THBT Mr. Aso Taro is failing.

R4: Children
THW ban homeschooling.
THW censor fast food advertisement for children.
THW provide free child care service for all working mothers.

5th Osawa Cup (2007)

R1: Economy
THW abolish fixed working hours for white-collar workers.
THW limit medical expenditure for terminal patients.
THW aborgate the Kyoto Protocol.

R2: Identity
THBT fashion shows should require minimum standard body mass index for models.
THW celebrate wearing of Muslim veils by immigrants in Western society.
THBT history textbooks should include coverage of contemporary religious / radical conflicts among its nationals.

R3: Power Game
THW justify a coup detat.
THW bouble the occupation forces in Iraq.
THW establish a regional Security Council in Latin America.

R4: Hidden Social Problems
THW stop broadcasting suicide.
THW forcefully intervene in domestic violence even without victim’s request.
THW ban all video-games featuring animated child pornography.