Prepare for debate using chapters from Japan Examined (including the chapter by Duus). You may also draw on additional information from Unit 3 (Huffman as well as readings and discussions on race) as needed.
Plan for each member of the team should play a speaking role in the debate.
4 minute opening statement from the affirmative
4 minute opening from the negative
10 minute clash between the two (back and forth between sides, can impose time limit on state
4 minute break for preparation for closing statements
3 minute negative closing statement
3 minute affirmative closing statement
What were the strongest points raised by each side?
Which points did both sides end up agreeing on?
How did this debate shape your understanding of Japan’s imperial expansion before 1910?