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October 19, 2004

Yokohama Nat. U. Students Win ESUJ Debate

The university debate competition sponsored by the English Speaking Union of Japan was won by a team from Yokohama National University. Held at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Shibuya, Tokyo on October 10-11, the event featured 30 teams from 21 universities from around the country. The winning team of Mirhat Alykulov and Ken Sasaki were runners-up in 2003. Second and third were teams from Keio University and Osaka Prefecture University. The final round saw students debating the issue of amending Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution. Among the judges was eigoTown president Russell Willis. It was the 7th time the parliamentary debate-style competition has been held.

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