On Wednesday mornings I have a seminar in which this semester’s theme is debate, and specifically debate on Article Nine of the Japanese Constitution. It is still early days, so we are discussing what debate is and how to go about it. The students in my group don’t have any experience in debate, so it is a little difficult for them to imagine how to go about it.
Later in the semester we’ll have a couple of units on the constitution and Article nine specifically, and then toward the end of the semester, we’ll have a inter-seminar debate. I’m looking forward to the event.