(dramatic classical music) (dramatic classical music) – [producer] Yumi, you will
be fighting for this motion and Brian, you will be
fighting against it. Please pick up the card and
read the motion together. – Okay.
– Okay. – [producer] By default,
Team Yes starts first. So Yumi, you may begin. – Yes, it’s outdated.
– No it’s not! – Yes it is. Marriage was when women
didn’t earn enough money to support themselves. It’s like we are trapped in a marriage. That was an old, old system. So it’s outdated. – Oh, it’s a very fair point. I’d like to argue against that point. – Okay.
– Because I think the importance of marriage
lies in its utility. So for example, if I’m at a party, I wanna go home and I tell people, “Hey, my girlfriend wants me home by 12.” People would be like, (mocking)
“Oh wow, your girlfriend wants you to be home… Oh you little– you listen
to your girlfriend?” Something like that, right? But if I say, “My wife wants
me to be at home by 12.” The gravitas in the word “wife” itself, validates the importance of marriage. – Okay, so why don’t you respect
the girlfriend and the wife at the same level? – It’s just a cultural thing,
like a wife’s order is- you know, it’s carved in
stone, you have to follow. – It’s not fair. – It’s not fair? – And marriage is coming
from the place of fear. – Fear?
– Yes. “What if I get older?”? “Who’s gonna take care of me?” “Who’s gonna pay the rent?” Again, you are supposed
to take care of yourself. – Wow, I never thought of it that way. As a married man, – Congratulations. – I never thought about losing value because of my age, that
is a tricky, tricky one. But I think marriage is also
important for other reasons. For example, your relationships
with family and friends. So what other occasion could you gather all your family and friends and have them give you money and gifts? It’s like the biggest Christmas ever! Well, you can get nice Christmas present at a nice Christmas party.
– Not me, not me, no, no, no you have a nice family. I can’t get it unless I get married. – So another thing
against marriage is that, you have to vow, you have
to be together till death do us part?
– Till death do us part. – Yes, yes, that’s the
word, that’s too long. – Oh, that’s too long? – Yes.
– Okay. – I think you have to renew– – Renew the contract. – It’s like contract, five years. – Five years? – Sometimes, couples grow separate ways. – Yes.
– And then that’s not, nothing wrong about it.
– Men usually grow horizontally.
(Yumi laughs) A marriage is like the gym
contract that you never use. It’s spending your money every
year and you keep renewing it for no good reason and
you get fatter and fatter. – Okay, I have to tell you, very, very important thing.
– Yes. – Self-loving is the most
important thing in the world. – Oh my God… – So emotional…
– When you can love yourself, so, so, so much love, if you have so much love, then finally, you can spread the love to the world, to the society. Sometimes, marriage makes you unhappy. – Oh my God, this just went
very emotional, very quick. Yeah, I don’t think I can
defend marriage anymore. I’m one month married and I’m
not able to defend marriage. Good times, world.
– Yay! – [producer] After careful deliberation, the court has decided to
rule that Yumi wins the case. (clapping) – Arigato.
– I love your insight on marriage, just one question. – Yeah.
– What do I do with this? What do I do with this? – Well, you can give it to me. – No!
– Give it to me. – This is expensive.
– Yes, well I’ll pay. Fine.