Will the competition be cancelled?
-According to officials at the World Scholar's Cup , all the competitions that were due to be held in April are either suspended or postponed. Decisions for what will happen to competitions planned for later months will be made at around mid-April.
Will there be any more info sessions and debate practices?
-Our next info session and debate practice is planned to be held on Sunday the 12th of April, however the mayor of Tokyo has asked us to isolate ourselves and stay indoors as much as possible til the 12th of April, so we still do not know what may happen to it. For now, the info sessions is still on and we will inform you all via socials in the occasion that we deem it best to cancel it.
-We are currently considering hosting online info session and debate practice sessions due to the inability to hold large gatherings.
What will happen to the global rounds and the ToC?
-The JoBurg global round has been postponed from early September to late September, and the Melbourne global round from mid-August to late October. These are the only two global round competitions that have been officially postponed, as of now(27th March).
-As for the ToC, we have not informed of any cancellations so it should still be on. However, we predict that those of you considering having the JTB escort your trips abroad may not be able to participate in the ToC if you choose to participate in the Melbourne global round competition, since it takes about two month for the JTB to process bookings.
We thank you all for your patience, and we hope you understand that whatever may happen to the respective competitions will be a result of our considerations for everyone's well-being ,and that your effort and time put toward this year's competition should to not go to waste.
For the newest updates on the global rounds and the ToC, please refer to the official World Scholar's Cup website, and not the Tokyo Round Committee's, since we are mainly in charge of organizing the Tokyo Round competition.