Speech Topic Database Date: 12/01/03    
Type: S=Social policy, V=Value, S/V=Social value, I=Informative
Topic Category Conclusion Type Contest Year Rank
Child abuse  Child abuse Fix child guidance clinics S Sophia 2003 1
Child abuse in institutions Child abuse Prevent S Okuma 2003
Parenting Children How to be a parent S Amano 2003 3
UN Children's Rights Convention Children Jpn shld review/rethink S/V Fukuzawa 2003
Child prostitution Children/Ed Improved sex ed S Fukuzawa 2003
"Amakudari" Corruption End "amakudari" S JUEL 2003
Corporate whistleblowers Corruption More ethical companies S JUEL 2003 1
Death education Death Promote death education V Suekawa 2003
Gay discrimination Discrimination Stop unconscious discrimination S/V Kaneko 2003 3
Bank loans Economics Change lending criteria S Amano 2003
Bankruptcies Economics Recovery system S JUEL 2003
Consumer loan companies Economics Regulate commercials S Suekawa 2003
Credit card deliquency Economics Be more careful S Okuma 2003
After-school care Ed/Handicapped Allow handicapped in S Fukuzawa 2002 2
Early/preschool education Education 3-step plan S Fukuzawa 2002
Integrated study Education Make more efficient S JUEL 2003
Integrated study Education Improve framework S Amano 2003
Integrated study Education Improve framework S Sophia 2003 2
Teacher stress Education Reduce class size S Okuma 2003 2
Teacher stress Education Reduce class size S Kaneko 2003 2
Teacher training Education Train inflexible teachers S JUEL 2003
Teacher training Education Train inflexible teachers S Sophia 2003
Employment for elderly Elderly Adopt worksharing S Fukuzawa 2003
Foreign caregivers for old Elderly Allow them into Japan S Suekawa 2003
Fulfilling elderly lives Elderly More care & volunteer S Fukuzawa 2002
Old age Elderly How to grow old S/V Sophia 2003
Senile dementia Elderly More Group Homes S Amano 2003
"Freeters" Employment Economic education S Suekawa 2003
Finding suitable jobs Employment "Career education" S Fukuzawa 2003 1
Getting a job Employment Find a dream first S Kaneko 2003
High employee turnover Employment Need longterm POV S/V Suekawa 2003
Intership programs Employment More and better ones S Okuma 2003
Intership programs Employment More and better ones S Kaneko 2003
Part-time worker wage Employment Make same as fulltimers S Fukuzawa 2003
Danger of chemicals Environment S Suekawa 2002 3
Diff. Between Jpn/Europe Environment Not much diff., attitude S/V Suekawa 2002
Environmental hormones Environment Danger!  Warning speech S/V Suekawa 2002
Heat Island phenomenon Environment How to reduce affect S Sophia 2003
Recycling Environment Promotion of recycling S Sophia 2003
Wild animal extinction Environment Breed and release S Kaneko 2003
Family Family Importance of family V Kaneko 2003
Handicapped Handicapped Allow in ordinary classes S Okuma 2003
HC'ed children's future Handicapped S/V Suekawa 2002
Sign language for deaf Handicapped Expand use S Kaneko 2003
Sign language for deaf Handicapped Expand use S Amano 2003
Anti-war International Recall past, stop war S/V Fukuzawa 2003
Fighting for peace? International War is evil S/V Suekawa 2002
Harms of globalization International Glocalize, not globalize S/V Okuma 2003 1
Capital punishment Legal Abolish S Suekawa 2002
Courtroom participation Legal Allow families to watch S Kaneko 2003 1
Crime victims' families Legal More financial aid S Fukuzawa 2002
Econ. prob. of victim families Legal Systems, give support S Suekawa 2002
Repeat criminals Legal Stiffer parole system S Fukuzawa 2003
Transparency in trials Legal Support for victims S Suekawa 2003 1
Transparency in trials Legal Support for victims S Fukuzawa 2003  
"Kisha" club system Mass media Abolish S JUEL 2003
Media literacy Mass media S JUEL 2003  
Atopic dermatitis Medical Stop using steroids in treatment S Okuma 2003 4
Breast cancer Medical More X-ray machines S Okuma 2003
Children's cancer Medical Support Make-a-Wish Japan S Fukuzawa 2002
De-ban thalydomide Medical Effective cancer treatment S Suekawa 2003
De-ban thalydomide Medical Effective cancer treatment S Suekawa 2003 3
Glaucoma Medical Annual checkups I Suekawa 2003
Informed consent Medical Right to refuse to know S JUEL 2003 3
Lack of pediatric clinics Medical Increase 24/7 clinics S JUEL 2003 2
Lack of pediatric clinics Medical Increase 24/7 clinics S Amano 2003
Medical insurance system Medical Reform S Fukuzawa 2002 1
Medical insurance system Medical Reform S Suekawa 2002  
Medical malpractice Medical New system (IC tags), etc. S Fukuzawa 2003 3
Organ transplants Medical Allow childrens transplants S Fukuzawa 2002
Prenatal exams Medical S Suekawa 2002 2
Prevent HIV/AIDS Medical Greater awareness S Kaneko 2003
Relax medicine testing Medical Accpt foreign test results S Suekawa 2002
Surrogate motherhood Medical Don't prohibit S Okuma 2003
Terminal cancer patients Medical Inform and support S Amano 2003 1
Hospices Medical/Hospice Increase S Kaneko 2003
In-home hospice care Medical/Hospice For in-home hospice care S Suekawa 2003
Grid computing Medical/Tech Use PCs to fight AIDS S,I Amano 2003 2
Official development aid ODA More efficient ODA S Okuma 2003 3
Official development aid ODA More efficient ODA S Fukuzawa 2003 2
Young voter turnout Political Internet voter forums S/V Suekawa 2003 2
Masturbation Sex Don't be afraid of it S Suekawa 2003
Differences in people Social Accept differences V Sophia 2003
Foster parents Social Adopt this system S Fukuzawa 2002
Foster parents Social Adopt this system S Suekawa 2002 1
Foster parents Social Adopt this system S Okuma 2002 1
Jpnese vs. Asian youth Social Look to Asian youth S/V Fukuzawa 2002 3
Patriotism Social Needed for improvement S/V Fukuzawa 2002
Highways Society Nationalize highways S Sophia 2003
Sports Society More facilities, etc. S JUEL 2003
Sports Society More facilities, etc. S Sophia 2003 3

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