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NFLJ First National Competition

NFLJ is an organization that holds the Japanese version of the largest Speech/Debate competition for the youth in the US called “The National Forensic League”. The mission of NFLJ is to provide the opportunity with the youth in Japan to flourish in the global society. NFLJ hosts events/competition for the Japanese youth to be able to compete and network with the future global leaders through speech/debate. In the first competition that takes places in July 2015, the NFL debaters in China and Korea are invited to participate. For those individuals or teams who performed well in Japan, they will be provided with the opportunity to compete in the speech/debate with the distinct high school students from US, China and Korea in the US NFL competition.

参加特典1

NFL points (based on the victory or defeat, ranking)

参加特典2

First and second winner for each speech and debate category will be given the opportunity to participate in the NFL main competition in the US (June 2016). The first winner individual and the team will be invited.

参加特典3

Distinct individuals and teams will be given the opportunity to participate in the international competition that is held jointly with the NFL main competition.

Competition Agenda (scheduled)

Categories

① Speech
[Original Oratory]
10 minutes free speech
② Debate
[Public Forum Debate]
2 vs. 2 debate

Debate topic : On balance, artificial intelligence is beneficial to humanity?

Scheduled

DAY1
July 26th (Sun)
Time
8am – 6pm
Location
Shinagawa Joshi Gakuin
Schedule
(agenda)
Whole day:Speech/Debate preliminary rounds
DAY2
July 27th (Mon)
Time
9am – 5pm
Location
Roppongi Academy Hills
Schedule
(agenda)
Morning:Debate elimination tournament
Afternoon:Main event
(Greetings from the organizer, keynote talk, speech final, debate final, award etc.)


Application

Applicant requirement
  • High school or specialized high school students (all nationalities).
    *Exception of the academic year for the international schools
  • If the accommodation is required, at least one adult escorting staff needs to accompany.
Application method Fill out the form on http://nflj.org and submit by the deadline.
Deadline June 1st, 2015 (Mon)
Enrollment fees JPY 1,500 per individual
(If already a member, no fees required).
Participation fees Free for the 1st competition of this year.
(JPY 3,000 for speech, JPY 5,000 for debate for the next year onward)

Schedule

June 1st, 2015 (Mon):	Application deadline June 15th, 2015 (Mon):	Notify the selected individual/team for the competition June 22nd, 2015 (Mon):	Enrollment fees deadline •	Participation is finalized after the payment July 26 – 27th, 2015 (Sun-Mon):	NFLJ First National Competition (Selection of the NFL US participants) June 2016:	NFL US Main Competition / International Competition in the USA

NFLJ Pre Competition at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Category

Debate only
Public Forum Debate (2 vs. 2 debates)
*Debate topic is the same as the national competition

Schedule

date
June 14th, 2015 (Sun) 8:30 – 16:30
Location
APU 1-1 Jumonjibara, Beppu, Oita
Schedule
Debate (4 rounds)

Awards

  1. NFL points (based on the victory or defeat, ranking)
  2. First and second winner will be given the opportunity to participate in the NFL main competition in the US (June 2016).
  3. Distinct teams will be given the opportunity to participate in the international competition that is held by US NFL (June 2016).

(6) Application

Applicant requirement
  • High school or specialized high school students in Japan(all nationalities).
  • If the accommodation is required, at least one adult escorting staff needs to accompany.
Application method Fill out the form on http://nflj.org and submit by the deadline.
Deadline May 11th 2015 (Mon)
Enrollment fees JPY 1,500 per individual
Participation fees Free (JPY 5,000 from next year onward)

Schedules

May 11th, 2015 (Mon):	Application deadline May 18th, 2015 (Mon):	Notify the selected team for the competition May 25th, 2015 (Mon):	Enrollment fees deadline •	Participation is finalized after the payment June 14th, 2015 (Sun):	NFLJ Pre Competition@ Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Selection of the NFL US participants) June 2016:	NFL US Main Competition / International Competition in the USA

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