University of Tokyo Debate Society

The University of Tokyo Debating Society (UTDS) was founded in 2005, and is the leading Japanese English Debating Society. In 2019, UTDS competed at the World Universities Debating Championship, in the English as a Second Language competition. There, UTDS won grand-finalists, the first time a Japanese University has ever won this honor.

UTDS is heavily involved in contributing to debate in Japan, and each year hosts two nation-wide debate tournaments, as well as educational workshops for teachers, the elderly, and more.

HMCA 2020 would not be possible without the assistance of the University of Tokyo and the University of Tokyo Debate Society.