2017 NFLJ National Tournament
NFLJ, also known as National Forensic League Japan, is an organization that organizes speech and debate competitions throughout Japan for high school youth. The mission of NFLJ is to provide opportunities for youth in Japan to flourish in global society. NFLJ hosts yearly tournaments for Japanese youth to compete and network with future global leaders via speech/debate.
In 2017, NFLJ will host the debate competition at iCLA in Yamanashi!
All participants will be eligible to receive NFL points based on their tournament record of wins and/or losses.
Successful winners will be given the opportunity to participate in the world’s largest speech and debate competition, the US National Tournament (June 2018).*
* The winners will have the right to apply for the participation at the tournament, but it does not guarantee participants will receive airfare, housing or other stipend from NFLJ.
Both members of the 1st Place team from the 2017 Japan National Tournament will earn DELTA Airlines flight tickets to compete in the 2018 US National Tournament hosted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Scheduled).
※These flights tickets covers the round-trip cost from/to Tokyo (Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport).
- August 6th（Sun） 7:00 – 20:00 (Scheduled)
- iCLA, Yamanashi Gakuin University (Kofu, Yamanashi)
- Debate preliminary rounds (Public Forum: 4 preliminary rounds)
Debate elimination rounds
Main event (Greetings from the organizer, keynote talk, debate final, award etc.)
- Debate [Public Forum Debate] 2 vs. 2 debate
Debate topic :
Resolved: On balance, governments should guarantee a universal basic income for all taxpaying members of a society.
*Original Oratory Speech will not take place this year.
|Application method||Fill out the form and submit by the deadline.
Entry now closed
|Application starts||May 1st, 2017 (Mon)|
|Deadline||June 23rd, 2017 (Fri)|
|Membership fees||JPY 1,500 per individual
(If already a NFLJ member, not required).
|Participation fees||JPY 5,000 for debate per individual|
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