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Japan-U.S. Exchange Debate, Japan Tour 2017

 

Host Japan Debate Association
Special Sponsor GTEC
Cooperation Committee on International Discussion and Debate, National Communication Association
All Japan High School English Debate Association
Dates June 6 – June 27, 2017
US National Team Coach Dr. John M. Kephart III
(Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Director of Forensics at California State University, Northridge)
Debaters Elijah Smith, Wake Forest University
Allison Foust, Regis University
Schedule  Jun. 6 Arrival
 Jun. 7 Orientation/Welcome Party
 Jun. 8 Global Communication Instutute, Kanda University of International Studies
Jun. 9 Department of English, Tokai University
 Jun. 11 Hiroshima Shudo University
 Jun. 13 Japan Debate Association Kyushu Chapter, Kyushu University Faculty of Languages & Cultures
 Jun. 14 The English Speaking Society of Ehime University
 Jun. 15 All Miyazaki English Teachers’ Association
 Jun. 17 Fukui Prefecture Board of Education​
 Jun. 18 Omi Brotherhood Senior High School
 Jun. 20 English Debate Committee, The Senior High School Education Society of Ibaragi Prefecture
Jun. 22-23 International Exchange Division of Hokkaido Senior High School Cultural Federation/Hokkaido Sapporo Intercultural and Technological High School
 Jun. 24 Saitama Senior High School English Education & Research Association
Jun. 25 Japan Businesspeople Debate Federation
Jun. 26 Farewell Party
Jun. 27 Departure

Japan-U.S. Exchange Debate,  U.S. Tour 2016

Host Committee on International Discussion and Debate, National Communication Association
Dates February 20 – March 10, 2016
Japan National Team Debaters Naruhiko Nakano (Mie University E.S.S.)

Masaya SASAKI (University of Tokyo Debating Society)

Schedule Arrival
Feb. 20 – Feb. 23 Irvine Valley College
Feb. 23 – Feb. 26 Texas Christian University
Feb. 26 – Feb. 29 University of Rhode Island
Feb. 29 – Mar. 2 Samford University
Mar. 2 – Mar. 4 University of Utah
Mar. 4 – Mar. 7 George Washington University
Mar. 7 – Mar. 8 CSU Northridge
Mar. 8 – Mar. 9 Loyola Marymount University
Mar. 9 – Mar. 10 Santa Monica College
Departure

 

Japan-U.S. Exchange Debate, Japan Tour 2015

Host Japan Debate Association
Special Sponsor GTEC CBT
Cooperation Committee on International Discussion and Debate, National Communication Association

All Japan High School English Debate Association

Dates June 2 – June 23, 2015
US National Team Coach Dr. Theodore F. Sheckels, Jr.

Professor of English and Communication Studies, Randolph-Macon College

Debaters Natalie Bennie
Samford UniversityCody Walizer
University of Denver
Schedule Arrival
 Jun. 3 Wed. Orientation/Welcome Party
 Jun. 5 Fri. Global Communication Instutute, Kanda University of International Studies (GCI, KUIS)
Jun. 6 Sat. Japan Businesspeople Debate Federation (JBDF)
 Jun. 7 Sun. Tokyo Intercollegiate Debate League (TIDL)
 Jun. 8 Mon. International Exchange Division of Hokkaido Senior High School Cultural Federation
 Jun. 10 Wed. The Senior High School English Education Society of Kagoshima Prefecture
 Jun. 11 Thu. Japan Debate Association Kyushu Chapter, Kyushu University Faculty of Languages & Cultures
 Jun. 12 Fri. The Senior High School English Education and Research Association of Fukuoka Prefecture
 Jun. 13 Sat. The English Speaking Society of Ehime University
 Jun. 14 Sun. Gifu devision, All Japan High School English Debate Association (HEnDA)
 Jun. 16 Tue. Keio University
Jun. 17 Wed. Department of Global Culture and Communication, Aichi Shukutoku University
 Jun. 18 Thu. English Debate Committee, The Senior High School Education Society of Ibaragi Prefecture
Jun. 20 Sat. Tochigi Prefecture, All Japan Senior High School Cultural Federation
 Jun. 21 Sun. National Association of Forensics and Argumentation (NAFA)
 Jun. 22 Mon. Farewell Party
Departure

The 40th US-Japan Debate Exchange: Japan Tour Itinerary 2015
Fri June 5:   Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS)

Global Communication Institute, KUIS

1:10-1:15 PM       Opening Address from President Sakai followed by Professor Fan, GCI Chair
1:10-2:10 PM      Debate Match
2:10-2:40 PM     Post-round comments of Dr. Sheckels
Questions from the Audience (answered by Dr. Sheckels and/or debaters)
2:40 -2:50 PM    Intermission
2:50-3:50 PM     Lecture from Dr. Sheckels on “The Place of Debate in American Politics”
-4:20 PM     Questions from the Audience
4:20-5:15 PM     Campus Tour or Intermission (free time)
5:15-6:30 PM     Reception

Lecture: The Place of Debate in American Politics
Debate: Japan should terminate the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty

Contact information: Noriaki Tajima / tajima-n@kanda.kuis.ac.jp

Sat June 6:  Japan Businesspeople Debate Federation (JBDF)

JBDF US Exchange Debate in 2015

2:00 PM            Opening Ceremony (Opening Address by Mr. Norio Sakurai, President of JBDF)
2:10 PM             Pre-round Explanation by Mr. Seno, Senior Executive Advisor
2:15 PM              Self-introductions by debaters and US coach, Dr. Schekels
2:35 PM             Debate Demonstration Round
(JBDA format with 2-person teams, US team vs JBDF team)
Running commentary by Mr. Seno, Senior Executive Advisor (Japanese)
3:25 PM             Post-round comments of Dr. Sheckels
3:35 PM             Intermission
3:50 PM             Lecture: The Place of Debate in American Politics by Dr. Schekels
4:20 PM             Q&A Session
4:30 PM             Closing Ceremony

Lecture: The Place of Debate in American Politics
Debate: Japan should terminate the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.
Venue: Kanto IT Software Kenpo Kaikan, the Venue, 2-27-6 Hyakunincho Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

Contact information: Mr. Nori Shirai / shirai1411@s02.itscom.net

Sun June 7: Tokyo Intercollegiate Debate League (TIDL)

12:45-2:15 PM    Judge Semi-Final Rounds
3:30-5:00 PM    Judge the Final Round
5:30 PM              Lecture from Dr. Sheckels on “The Benefits of Debate”
6:30 PM              Closing Ceremony

Lecture: The Benefits of Debate
Resolution: Japan should terminate the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.
Venue: Toyo University (Tokyo)

Contact information: Mr. Kazuki Maruhashi / marurunn1@gmail.com

Mon June 8: Hokkaido (HEnDA)

Hokkaido High School Cultural Association International Exchange Division

6:00-7:10 PM     Debate Match (HEnDA rules with 4-person teams)
7:10-7:30 PM     Post-round comments of Dr. Sheckels

Debate: Japan should contribute more actively to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations by relaxing its restrictions for the Self-Defense Forces.
Lecture: The Benefits of Debate
Venue: Hokusei Gakuen University

Contact information: Mr. Jun-ichiro Kimura / junichiro6418@gmail.com

Wed June 10:  Kagoshima (HEnDA)

The English Education Association of Senior High School English Teachers in Kagoshima Prefecture

9:30-10:20 AM   Judge the final match of the tournament in Kagoshima
10:40-11:00 AM   Comments of Dr. Sheckels, Mr. Welizer and Ms. Bennie
11:15-12:00  PM   Lecture from Dr. Sheckels on “The Benefits of Debate”
12:00-12:45 PM   Lunch with students and teachers
12:45-1:30   PM    Question and Answer Session
1:30-2:00  PM    Closing ceremony / Take photos with students

Debate: Japan should contribute more actively to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations by relaxing its restrictions for the Self-Defense Forces.
Lecture: The Benefits of Debate
Venue: Kagoshima Kenmin Koryu Center

Contact information: Mr. Kohichi Arishima / karishima@gmail.com

Thu June 11:  Kyushu University / JDA Kyushu Chapter Faculty of Language & Cultures

11:00-12:00 PM  Demo Policy Debate with International students
Split team. Resolved: That All Whale Hunting Should Be Banned.
12:00-1:00 PM   Lunch
1:00-4:30 PM     Break / Preparation
4:40-6:10 PM     Lecture by Dr. Sheckels “The Place of Debate in American Politics”
6:30-8:00 PM    Parli Debate. NA format. The US team vs ESS team.

Debate: (1) Resolved: That all whale hunting should be banned. (Policy)
(2) TBA (Parliamentary)

Lecture: The Place of Debate in American Politics

Contact information: Mr. / Dr. Narahiko Inoue / inouen@flc.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Fri June 12: The Fukuoka Association of English Teachers

 1:50-2:10 PM     Opening Ceremony
2:10-3:00 PM     Debate Match
3:00-3:10 PM     Break
3:10-3:30 PM     Feedback sessions by Dr. Sheckels and Professor Inoue from Kyushu Univ.
3:30-4:00 PM    Lecture from Dr. Sheckels on the Benefits of Debate
4:00-4:20 PM    Closing Ceremony

Debate: Japan should contribute more actively to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations by relaxing its restrictions for the Self-Defense Forces.
Lecture: The Benefits of Debate

Contact information: Ms. Noriko Nagashima
norikonagashimasan@yahoo.co.jp / a_rose_is_a_rose@docomo.ne.jp

Sat June 13: Ehime University E.S.S.

10:30 AM             Opening ceremony
11:00-12:30 PM  Debate
12:30-12:50 PM  Post-round comments of Dr. Sheckels
1:00-2:30 PM    Lunch at restaurant in Ehime University
2:30-3:00 PM   Lecture: The Benefits of Debate by Dr. Sheckels
3:00-3:10 PM    QA session
3:10 PM              Closing ceremony

Debate: Japan should terminate the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.
Lecture: The Benefits of Debate

Contact information: Ms. Riria Kohara / bud-ov_vo-lily@ezweb.ne.jp

Sun June 14: HEnDA Gifu Division

All Japan High School English Debate Association (HEnDA)

9:40-10:00 AM   Opening Ceremony
10:05-11:10 AM     Short lecture from Dr. Sheckels on “The Benefits of Debate”
11:15-12:15 PM      Debate Match I (HEnDA rules with 4-person teams)
12:15-13:15 PM      Lunch with Japanese teachers
1:15-  2:30 PM     Debate Match II (HEnDA rules: Aff–2 US debaters vs. Neg–4 Japanese teachers)
2:40-3:40 PM     Judge a match and coach the Japanese teams (HEnDA topic)
3:50-4:10 PM      Closing Ceremony

Debate I & II: Japan should contribute more actively to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations by relaxing its restrictions for the Self-Defense Forces.

Lecture: The Benefits of Debate
Venue: Gifu Shotoku Gakuen High School

Contact information
Mr. Junichi Miyagawa / miyajun@ha.shotoku.ac.jp

Tue June 16:  Keio University

2:00 PM              Meeting and preparation with Japanese debaters for demonstration debate match
2:45-4:15 PM     Demo Debate
4:30-6:00 PM    Lecture & Discussion
6:30-8:30 PM    Dinner

Debate: Parliamentary Debate
Lecture: The Place of Debate in American Politics

Contact information: Ms. Masako Suzuki / s.masako@gmail.com

Wed June 17:  Aichi Shukutoku University

Department of Global Culture and Communication

3:10-4:40            Model debate (A modified NA Parliamentary style)
4:40-4:50           Break. Other students may join at this time.
4:50-5:35           Lecture “the benefits of debate”
5:35-6:20           Workshop/Q&A period (Students ask questions on debate match and the lecture)

Debate: Cultural exchange is more important to the safety and security of Japan than military agreements.

Lecture: The Benefits of Debate

Contact information: Dr. / Mr. Dan Molden / dmolden@asu.aasa.ac.jp

Thu June 18: Ibaraki (HEnDA)

Prefectural High School English Teachers’ Research Association

1:30-2:25 PM      Debate Match (HEnDA rules with 4-person teams)
2:35-3:20 PM    Lecture from Mr. Sheckels on “Benefits of Debate”
3:20-3:30 PM     Closing Ceremony
4:15-5:30 PM     School Tour (Japanese cultural club activities)

Debate: Japan should contribute more actively to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations by relaxing its restrictions for the Self-Defense Forces.
Lecture: The Benefits of Debate

Contact information: Ms. Akemi Ueki / ueki.akemi@mail.ibk.ed.jp

Sat June 20:  Tochigi Prefectural Cultural Federation

1:00 PM                     Opening
1:05-2:00 PM     Debate Match I  (HEnDA rules with 4-person teams:)
2:00-2:15 PM     Post-round comments of Dr. Sheckels
2:15-2:25 PM      Break
2:35-3:10 PM      Debate Match II (Public Forum (37min) )
3:10-3:30 PM     Post-found comments of Dr. Sheckels, Mr. Welizer and Ms. Bennie

Debate I: Japan should contribute more actively to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations by relaxing its restrictions for the Self-Defense Forces. (HEnDA)
Debate II: On balance, is artificial intelligence beneficial to humanity? (Public Forum)
Venue: Kyowa University

C0ntact information: Ms. Yumi Arisaka / arisaka-y01@tochigi-edu.ed.jp

Sun June 21:  National Association of Forensics and Argumentation

2:00-3:30 PM      Watching the final round of SEED
4:00-5:00 PM      Demonstration debate
5:00-5:30 PM      Speech from Dr. Theodore Francis Sheckels
6:00 PM               Closing ceremony

Lecture: The Place of Debate in American Politics
Debate: Japan should terminate the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.

Contact information: Mr. Amane HIROTA / hirotaama@yahoo.co.jp

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