Japan: 10 rules for debating, from students in Finland

id:takerunba follows a trackback [ja] to an article by blogger Oika [ja] about five rules for debating apparently conceived of by 5th-year students in Finland. Oika highlights points #1 (“Don't cut in when other people are talking”) and #7 (“Listen carefully [to what people say] until they finish”). The blogger then reflects on a clash on Oct. 23rd [ja] between Osaka Governor Tōru Hashimoto and students over a plan to reduce financial assistance for students. “I thought to myself [when I read this] that Japanese children really don't know how to argue. I guess they don't learn about it in school.”

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