The Japanese Warring States, 1560

The Land of the Rising Sun is entering a new era. In the aftermath of the Onin War, waves of political and social change are sweeping across Japan. The almighty power of emperors and shoguns have vanished, and the territories of Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku are now divided among the daimyo, a group of powerful feudal lords. Each of these colourful characters seeks to establish themselves as the mightiest daimyo of the era. Prepare to form alliances, be wary of betrayal, and guide your clan towards lofty ambitions—Japan’s towering mountains, lush valleys, and expansive plains are all ripe for the taking.

As a continuous crisis committee, the Historical Crisis Committee is most appropriate for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by February 7th, 2020, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers specific to this committee can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.

Derek Wu

Derek Wu | Director

Derek Wu is a junior at St. George’s School and is absolutely thrilled to serve as the Director of The Japanese Warring States, 1560. Since his first foray into the world of Model United Nations in Grade 8, Derek was enthralled by the intricacies of diplomacy and policymaking, developing a deep-rooted love for the elaborate solutions and spirited debate of the conference room. As someone with a never-ending fascination with little-known history, Derek hopes to share his passions with all delegates. When not desperately trying to stay awake during midnight crises, Derek can be found perpetually trying to learn a new language, spending countless hours perusing the annals of Taiwanese history, and struggling to successfully bake a Japanese cheesecake. Derek is looking forward to a vibrant and exhilarating committee and hopes everyone has a VMUN 2020 full of wonderful memories.

Eduardo Koranyi

Eduardo Koranyi | Chair

Eduardo, known by his friends as Eddie, is a second year IB student at The British School of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who is absolutely thrilled to serve as the Chair for the Historical Crisis Cabinet of VMUN 2020. He will be travelling to Canada for the first time to apply his knowledge gained through participating in over twenty conferences around the globe and organising an entirely student-run conference from scratch in his country’s capital. When Eddie is not mid-debate or studying for IB Maths, Physics, or Computer Science, you might find him binging Netflix shows or hibernating post-exams. His passions for coding, international trade, and macroeconomics, though, pale in comparison to his desire for ensuring all VMUN 2020 HCC delegates have an unforgettable time.

Mia Tsao

Mia Tsao | Crisis Staff

Currently in Grade 10 at Crofton House School, Mia is delighted to be serving as the Assistant Director of the Historical Crisis Committee. Since her very first conference, Mia’s passion for politics and international affairs has only grown, as she is captivated time and time again by the intense debate that committee sessions foster. As someone only recently transitioning into a staff member, Mia hopes to be the bridge that encourages positive interactions between the dais and delegates. Outside of MUN, Mia enjoys discovering new restaurants, volunteering at local non profits, binge watching “The Joy of Painting”, and spending quality time with friends. She hopes to create an enjoyable learning experience, and wishes the best of luck to all delegates attending VMUN 2020!

You can contact the Director at Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.

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