• Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 01:30 PM · 12 rsvps


    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as a quorum shall be present, the Chair of Democrats Abroad Japan, pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Bylaws, will call to order a meeting of the general membership of Democrats Abroad Japan. The meeting will take place in Kyoto at 職員会館かもがわ (Shokuinkaikan Kamogawa)

    Address: 〒604-0901 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Nakagyō-ku, Suemarucho 284 (土手町 通夷川上る末丸町284)

    Online participation will be available via WebEx video link.  A link to the online meeting will also be distributed to the membership in advance of the meeting via email.  If you are attending, either in person or virtually, please go to the bottom of this event page and RSVP. This helps us establish a quorum for the meeting.
    Event Page:


    For Virtual Participants

    1. WebEx (virtual participation) via audio and/or video conference 
      WebEx application download may be necessary depending on the platform/browser/device you are using.

    2. Date and Time: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 1:30 - 4:30 JST
      (Meeting starts at 1:30PM, please log-in early between 1:00-1:30PM to avoid connection difficulties.) 
      Meeting Number: 859987704 
      Meeting Password: dems 

    3. Direct Participation
      For participation via phone (US number) and detailed log-in info [Providing phone support can be costly as Democrats Abroad pays for each dial-in user, please only use dial-in options if you do not have access to the internet. Dialing rates to a US phone number will also apply to the caller.]:

    4. For general information on using WebEx, please visit:

    5. Please note that although basic technical support will be provided, the meeting cannot be postponed or delayed to deal with individual technical issues. Please join as early as possible to 13:00 to ensure your connection works.


    Members who wish to receive the e-mail notices should login to their accounts to ensure that their email address is current and that they have not unsubscribed to DAJ's email list.


    If you are planning to attend the meeting, either in person or via WebEx, please go to the Doodle link below and indicate your planned attendance.  It helps DAJ know if a quorum will be met.


    Doodle Link:


    In addition to officers’ reports and updates from chapters, committees and other working groups, there will be a report regarding the Annual Global Meeting to be held in Japan in May 2018.


    Following the General Meeting, which is expected to last one hour, the Executive Committee will host a town hall discussion that will give our members an opportunity to share their desires and expectations for the future direction of the Democratic Party. The discussion will also consider how we can support that vision as members of Democrats Abroad Japan.  Speaking time per person will be limited, and members may not address one another directly. The highest standards of decorum are required and will be strictly enforced.  The General Meeting and town hall discussion will be held in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.


    There is no fee to attend the meeting, although donations are requested and appreciated to help cover the cost of the venue and equipment. To donate via bank transfer, please contact 

    Donations may also be made at the venue.


    Questions regarding this notice may be directed to any DAJ officer.  


    Date issued: November 1, 2017 (Updated on November 6)


    Democrats Abroad Japan Executive Committee

    Alexander Gonzalez, Chair

    Kiyoko Ayukawa, Vice Chair

    Gordon Gaul, Secretary

    Amanda Berhaupt-Glickstein, Treasurer

    Patrick Shumaker, Counsel


  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 5 rsvps

    Thanksgiving Meet Up!

    Hey TAS members of DAA! Please join us for a pot-luck style Thanksgiving meeting! 
    There have been a lot stressful moments since Drumpf was elected, and I thought allowing us all to come together to celebrate one of our holidays would make it easier to discuss our thoughts and concerns! 
    The meeting will be held from 5:30pm until 8pm on November 18th at 25 Forster Street, New Town, Tasmania.
    This is an alcohol-free event, but there will be plenty of yummy drinks to enjoy :)
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 05:55 PM · 120.00 kr SEK · 2 rsvps
    Biopalatset in Göteborg, Sweden

    An Inconvenient Sequel (En Obekväm Uppföljare): Al Gore's new climate movie!

    PREMIER this weekend: Al Gore's new climate movie An Inconvenient Sequel (En Obekväm Uppföljare)!
    Want to join us Saturday evening? We can meet in the lobby (we'll have a small American flag) beforehand 17:30-45 and/or again afterwards to share impressions.

    Make your own seat reservation(s) and ticket purchase. (Pensionär price is also available.)

  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM · ¥5,000 JPY · 10 rsvps
    The Pink Cow in Tokyo, Japan

    Thanksgiving Celebration!

    Moist turkey, creamy gravy, fluffy mashed potatoes, tangy cranberry sauce and so much more. Join us to celebrate Thanksgiving with the best all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet in Tokyo. The Pink Cow is cozy, a home away from home, and the best place to chat with fellow Americans during a holiday meant to bring people together to celebrate the good things in their lives. And if that isn’t enough to bring you out to celebrate with us, there is homemade pumpkin pie, too. Who can resist?


    The 5000 yen price includes the all-you-can-eat buffet, one drink (alcohol or non-alcohol, and a small donation to DAJ).

    Children 4-11 are 2500 yen

    RSVP now. (or by November 15th)

    Can’t wait to see you there.




  • Monday, November 20, 2017 at 06:45 PM · 74 rsvps
    Home of Connie Borde in Paris, France



    Journalist and Presenter at France 24, who also hosts and produces The 51 Percent, a show about shaping our world,


    Award-winning Hollywood writer (The Jerk, Lush Life, Frisco Kid etc), quintessential insider and feminist, living in Paris,


    Franco-American 28-year old feminist activist, founder of Les Glorieuses for the defense of women's equal rights. She is the publisher of the widely read newsletter Les Glorieuses, which can be found on line, 


    Journalist and former senior editor of the International New York Times in Paris

    will share their insights in a discussion with the audience about the tsunami flooding the age-old power play of men over women.

    Harvey, Kevin, Bill, Tom, Dick and Harry (and don’t forget Tariq – not in the workplace and not from Hollywood) have long gone unbothered. And one of them has even landed in the White House.

    #MeToo has given millions of women a chance to have their voices heard as sexual harassment issues continue to shake the headlines in the US, Great Britain and France. How far will the movement go? Will it end up being more of the same?


  • Monday, November 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    TBA (By Mid-October) in Bonn, Germany

    Bonn - Special Topic: U.S. Climate Policy after COP23

    With the UN Climate Conference (COP23) being held in Bonn, join Democrats Abroad in the days following the conference for a panel discussion on the event and its meaning for the future of U.S. climate policy. Will the U.S. really be backing out of the Paris Agreement, and what implications will this have for the future of our planet? How and which policy can still be introduced at the local, state, and federal level to mitigate its effects? Panel guests, all of whom will have attended the conference, include members from government, NGOs, American universities, and independent agencies.

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 14 rsvps
    Aurora Hotel - Rooftop Bistro in Sydney, Australia

    November Chapter Meet Up

    Hey NSW Members of DAA - you want to banter and meet up with other members of the NSW Chapter? Come round to our November Meet Up @ the Aurora Hotel. Our October meet up, in my humble opinion, was a smashing success! Lots of new faces, great banter and people engaged and excited to be involved and take back Congress in 2018! 

    Food and Drink specials start from 6.00pm, meeting to commence at 6.30

    Looking forward to seeing you then 


    Democratically yours, Marla 

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Paulaner am alten Postplatz in Stuttgart, Germany

    Join us in welcoming our DA Germany Chair, Owen Jappen to Stuttgart!

    Support your team!

    We will be gathering at the Paulaner for a bite to eat  and the chance to have a chat with Owen before the big JEF debate (please see separate post).  Afterwards, our merry band will take the 5-minute walk to the Rathaus where our leader will "do battle" and make us proud!

    We hope to see you there!

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 28 rsvps
    Available upon registration in Lyon, France

    “The US system of Checks and Balances”

    Democrats Abroad Lyon is pleased to announce that US consul to Lyon, Rebecca Kimbrell will speaking to our group on November 21st at 18:00.

    Ms. Kimbrell commenced her duties as U.S. Consul to Lyon in August 2016; her overseas assignments include tours as a political officer in Kyiv, Ukraine, and as an economic officer in Ankara, Turkey. She began her Foreign Service career in Kingston, Jamaica.

    Giving us a refresher course on the “The US system of checks and balances”, Ms Kimbrell will review how the U.S. constitution defines the three branches of government and creates a separation of powers to ensure that no one branch can gain a preponderance of power. Ms Kimbrell will be happy to answer questions after the presentation.

    The audience for this event is limited to US citizens and their family members; no journalists are permitted. There is no fee for this event but reservations must be made by November 15th. The location will be sent upon receipt of your reservation. The talk will be followed by a pot luck Apéro with drinks provided by DALyon so please bring a snack to share.

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    The King's Head in London, United Kingdom

    London Book Club

    We will be discussing What Happened by Hillary Clinton. (You do not have to have the book read to be able to attend. Anyone who wishes to engage in the discussion is welcome.)
    The schedule is roughly:
    6:00 -7:00  dinner and drinks with discussion on current events;  
    7:00-8:30 book discussion, What Happened, by HRC
    Hope to see lots of you there.