John Finucane is an EFL Professional, based in the Kanto region of Japan. He is the creator of, a website for language learners interested in debate and critical thinking. He was the co-founder of さいたま市教育家会 (SCE) and edits the Journal of Saitama City Educators (JSCE). His interests are writing, teacher training, event planning, debate and critical thinking.

Below is a short book written for teachers interested in coaching a team for the HEnDA All Japan High School Debate Competition. More resources on teaching debate and critical thinking are available at: