2018 NSDA Japan National Tournament – Announcement!

Thank you all SO MUCH for your patience and we apologize for the very late announcement of our national tournament this year! We hope this email finds you well and your students still excited about the possibility to participate in our competition. Today we would like to officially announce and invite all to attend our 2018 Japan National Tournament!

This tournament will be our fourth national competition and we hope you can join us for our largest competition of the year.


Tournament Overview

Date: August 4th-5th, 2018 (10:00 AM-19:00 PM)
Location: Meguro Nihon University High School (Meguro-ku, Tokyo,
Competition: Public Forum Debate
Tournament Size: 40 teams maximum*
Membership Fee: JPY 5,000 per student (first-time participants only)
Participation Fee: JPY 1,500 per student

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Application Timeline

Application Start: June 6th, 2018
Applicant Close: July 6th, 2018
Team Selection Announcement: July 13th, 2018
Payment Deadline: July 20th, 2018

Registration Link:

Team Selection Process

As a general rule, we will accept teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, in the event that we have more applicants than space available, we will prioritize teams who can provide the following:

*Teams will be given preferred selection based on four criteria:
(i) You must be a high school student in order to participate (i.e. international schools this means 9th grade and above)
(ii) ability to provide one judge for every two teams submitted
(iii) Maximum of four teams per school will be allowed
(iv) Students traveling from outside Tokyo must have an accompanying adult/guarantor.

*This year we will not have an Original Oratory competition.

Please “like” and check out our Facebook page to receive more details about the tournament (there will be no homepage this year). The registration period will open from June 6th, 2018 and close on July 7th, 2018. If you have any questions, contact us at

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We look forward to seeing you all at this year’s competition in Tokyo!

-NSDA Japan Team

Tel (until 6/8): 03-6455-0301, Tel (from 6/11): 03-6447-7151

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