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About the PDWC (Parliamentary Debate World Conference)

At this Conference, specially selected invited Japanese high school students and top high school teams from over a dozen countries around the world will connect through international cultural exchange and parliamentary debate (teams of three students plus one accompanying teacher, or four participants from each school will attend).

The purpose of this conference is to support young people in becoming successful on a global stage, through providing opportunities for the serious exchange of opinions in a spirit of friendly competition with other high school students from around the world, thus developing their abilities to realize this future global society as well as fostering lifelong friendships.

① To offer high school students from Japan and around the world the opportunity to share diverse opinions through debate and develop friendships that will become the foundation for building a peaceful world

② For all participants to experience accepting diversity and learning to respect and understand each other as exciting and enjoyable by having each group introduce the history and culture of their region

③ To provide visiting students with the opportunity to see and learn about Japan, so they can share their experiences of Japanese culture and tradition with their communities around the world.

Additionally, this time, having invited world class mentors including the founder of the London, U.K. based organization Debate Mate, Margaret McCabe, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to engage in earnest debate and how to speak in public with sincere respect for the listener. We are confident that this will be an enriching experience not just for participants but also for visitors observing the conference.

Event Outline

"2019 PDWC: 2019 Fourth High School Parliamentary Debate World Conference"
Name "2019 PDWC: 2019 Fourth High School Parliamentary Debate World Conference"
Date January 17th - January 24th, 2019
① Debate Conference and Competition: Friday, January 18th to Sunday, January 20th
② Excursion: Monday, January 21st to Wednesday, January 23rd
① January 17th - 20th, 23rd - 24th:
Hotel Heritage
228 Oegawa, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken 〒360-0103
Tel: (81) 48-536-1212
(Japanese) http://www.hotel-heritage.co.jp/ google map
② January 21st - 23rd:
Hotel Angel Grandia
4707-1 Tsuchidaru, Yuzawa-machi, Minami Uonuma-gun,
Niigata-ken 〒949-6103
Tel: (81) 48-536-1212
(Japanese) http://www.angel-g.co.jp/
(English)  http://www.angel-g.co.jp/english/ google map
Sponsor WakuPro Foundation (2019 High School Parliamentary Debate World Conference Executive Committee)
President - Kazuko Nakadai
Vice President - Shigemi Sugita
Chief of Executive Committee - Yoshinori Nambo
Partners Debate Mate (UK)

Schedule Outline

Thursday January 17 Overseas and domestic participants check in
Friday January 18 Morning
- Icebreaker orientation
- Training debates

- Opening Ceremony

- Friendly debates

- Welcome Party
Saturday January 19 Morning
- School Team Debates

- School Team Debates
Sunday January 20 Morning
- School Team Debates
- Semi-final Debate

- Final Debate

- Closing Ceremony
Monday January 21 Morning
- Depart from Hotel Heritage by bus (pack for 2 days, keep large luggage at Heritage)
- Sightseeing in Kawagoe

- Kumagaya Rugby World Cup Venue Visit
- Travel to Angel Grandia Resort
Tuesday January 22 All day:Skiing / Snowshoe
Wednesday January 23 - Check out from Angel Grandia Resort
- Tokyo sightseeing
- Check in to Hotel Heritage
- Final Party
Thursday January 24 - Participants say goodbye and return home

※ Schedule is subject to changes.