Nagoya (@1.95) vs Oita (@3.7)

Our Prediction:

Nagoya will win

Nagoya – Oita Match Prediction | 06-10-2019 01:00

Only one team is allowed to participate from a school. Plural team entry from one school will be allowed only exceptionally (on conditions that the total team number may be odd), and will be decided by the HEnDA committee. The unit of competition of this tournaments preliminary and the final rounds should be a team which consists of the students who belong to the same high school or high technical college in Japan, ranging from 1st to 3rd graders.

Two years Junior Colleges (Tandai) or some national universities for public servants training (Daigakko), so called colleges of technology (Koto-senmon-gakko) are limited in number and are decreasing, so these should not be included in this debate. Other professional or job schools (Senmon gakko) are also out of this debates concern. Japanese Universities should include four years undergraduate colleges or universities, 6 years medical schools, and graduate schools.

Throughout most of Japan, blooming typically occurs in late March and early April. The emergence of the first blossoms is called kaika this emergence of flowers in usually what is indicated by the bloom forecasts. In some years, the season extends into the month of May in the northern regions. The peak, or mankai the time when the most trees are in full bloom occurs within about one week of emergence. Some areas may produce blooms as early as January.

The purpose of this tournament rulebook is to set up a minimum common field of debating; a common field that will realize a fair, educationally fruitful tournament, and will, most importantly, show the students the joys of English debating. This tournament will have high school students attending from various prefectures all over Japan, which means, many styles of debates will have to compete on a common ground.


The question of the agriculturalsector being key to the economic future of Japan is not the focus ofagricultural topics but rather the Agricultural industry is the backbone ofevery society. In most countries, agricultural imports and exports aredebated a lot within parliaments and congresses because the topic concernsthe quintessential working person, the farmer. On January 6th, 2011, Bloomberg reported that according to JapansForeign Minister Seiji Maehara, Japans 778 percent tariff on rice importsis holding back its agriculture sector and hampering government efforts torevitalize trade and economic growth. Japans government islookingto liberalize its trade and open its economy as its position as the secondlargest economic power in the world is declining.

In that case, a judge should compare the ADs and the DAs rationally, using ones own value judgments. If the ADs outweigh the DAs then AFF wins, else the NEG wins. (For example, AFF insisted that each child should have enough math ability but NEG argued that childrens individuality should have priority. If a team has explained the value criteria for deciding whether the ADs outweigh the DAs, such debaters criteria should be used to determine the winner. Try to avoid your own point of view coming in. Recollect the latter stage speeches (summary) of the debaters. Which is more important? Such comparison should be done by the debatersthemselves. In some debates, neither team is able to present such value criterion effectively. If the NEG can not present a counter-criterion, a judge should decide in favor of the AFF). 5.Compare the net sum of the issues:Sum up the strength of the ADs and consider if it outweighs the strength of the summed-up DAs. A good AFF summary may present a value criterion insisting that their plan can meet the necessary civil minimum concerning math ability, and the value of such necessary ability outweighs the vague individuality value.

*A typical bad judgment is as follows, I think the Negative Attack speech was excellent. I couldnt find any big differences among the other speeches, so, the Negative wins, Such decision is a very subjective judgment comparing just the speeches.

The debate should focus on the general trend of the Japanese Universities academic year. Even if there are strong arguments supporting that some limited number of special universities (or some special students) should definitely start their academic year in April (or September), these arguments are just talking about exceptions, so these are not themselves enough reason to negate or affirm the topic. Also, even if there are strong arguments supporting that some particular schools should admit their entrance both in April and in September, these arguments by themselves favor neither the Affirmative nor the Negative side.

Topics of importance are framed so please pay extra attention to them. However, wed like the students, their coaches and judges to look through relevant rules before attending the tournament. Some of the rules here are for tournament management purposes, so it is not necessary to read through all of the statutes in this rulebook. Further comments are provided after the asterisks (*).