National Treasurer, Democrats Abroad Japan

We are committed to winning back the White House in 2020, and setting the world back on course to solve the Climate Crisis, and then addressing social and economic injustice, immigration, gun violence, women's and LGBTQ+ rights, and that's just before breakfast.  As national treasurer I will work to raise the funds so you can do all the great things you do.  Join us.  Get Involved. 

  • rsvped for AP Workshop October 2019 2019-10-13 07:30:17 -0400

    Asia Pacific Regional Workshop: 26 October 2019

    AP region
    Please join us over WebEx for a half-day of trainings, presentations, and panel discussions to prepare us to usher in Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020.
    Our online workshop will be held on Saturday, 26 October, starting at 3:00 AM GMT/8:30 AM IST/16:00 NZDT.  Based on feedback from regional leaders, the topics that we will cover include:
    • The 2020 Global Presidential Primary
    • Volunteer recruitment and training
    • GOTV, CallHub, and VoteFromAbroad
    • Communications and social media
    • Overview of Democrats Abroad Caucuses
    • An update from Julia Bryan, International Chair
    The agenda (subject to adjustment) and local times for each session can be found HEREFeel free to attend all or part of the workshop as it suits your interests and schedule.

    Please RSVP for the WebEx link and connection information.

    All members of Democrats Abroad, whether in a leadership role or not and whether based in the Asia Pacific region or not, are welcome to attend any or all parts of this workshop.  Please share widely!

    As with all Democrats Abroad meetings and workshops, there is no required registration fee to participate.  However, there are costs to Democrats Abroad for operating and maintaining our resources, including WebEx, which is allowing us to connect across our vast region.  Please consider a $5 or $10 contribution to help cover the costs for this workshop by going to the DONATE page on the website and specifying "Regular Donation" from the drop-down menu and "AP workshop" as the dedication.  THANK YOU!!
    October 26, 2019 at 3am
    Online - WebEx
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  • rsvped for Restoring American Democracy Policy Forum via 2019-10-10 01:21:55 -0400

    Policy Forum on Restoring American Democracy and U.S. Leadership

    Policy Forum on Restoring American Democracy and U.S. Leadership

    On Sunday, October 20th, 2019, all wings and methodologies of the Democratic Party are coming together for a policy forum hosted by Democrats Abroad Japan (DAJ) for any and all Americans living overseas.

    The Policy Forum on Restoring American Democracy and U.S. Leadership will feature 4 speakers, including former leaders in the United States Government and the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA), who will comment on the direction of key issues that are bound to affect all Americans.

    This event shall serve as the beginning of our platform discussion in Democrats Abroad Japan, and our leadup to the 2020 National Convention. Each speaker will be addressing a topic for 15-20 minutes as described below. Afterwards, the audience in the room will be allowed to ask questions and follow-up, time permitting. 

    The event will be moderated by John Baumlin, Chair of Democrats Abroad Japan.  


    Ambassador Robert Orr

    Former United States Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
    Speaking On: How to Rebuild International Relations After the Trump Era

    The Trump Administration’s repudiation of the international institutions and alliances which underpin the world order, built by the U.S. and its key allies in Asia and Europe, has damaged them and U.S. standing and reputation. What are the urgent steps needed to restore U.S. leadership and rebuild diplomacy and peace?

    Gordon Gaul IV

    DA Progressive Caucus Co-Chair & DAJ DPCA Rep
    Speaking on: Building a Grassroots Movement that Outweighs Corporate Influence

    A fundamental restructuring of the financing of U.S. elections is needed, if we are to right the ship of American Democracy. What practical actions can get us there?

    Cheryl Okubo

    Climate Change Activist
    Speaking On: Global Climate Change -- What Democrats Can Do About It

    5000 marched in Japan among the millions world-wide on Sept 20th, and Greta Thunberg of Sweden fiercely condemned inaction at the U.N. It seems as if we may finally be reaching a political tipping point. What are the prospects for practical policies on climate change?

    Tom Schmid, J.D.

    Former DA International Counsel and Chair of DAJ
    Speaking on: The Supreme Court: A Failed Institution (and Ideas for Fixing It)

    Filling the judiciary with G.O.P. partisans is key to the Republican strategy of minority rule in the face of demographic change. Many on the Left are calling for radical solutions. What is the best way forward?


    Please come join us in person! We will be taking questions and comments from audience members. We will do our best to accommodate online attendees, but attendees in the room will be given preference in the question queue.   

    English/Romaji Address: 1 Chome-24-21 Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0041 Kase Building #173, 4th Floor (Formerly the Crescent Kanda Building) 

    Japanese Address: 東京都千代田区神田須田町1-24-21 加瀬ビル173 4階(旧:クレセント神田ビル)

    Attend online via WebEx!
    Web Address:
    Password: dems

    Doors open at 2:15pm. 

    October 20, 2019 at 2:30pm
    Kase Building
    1 Chome-24-21 Kanda Sudacho
    Kase Building #173, 4th Floor
    Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0041
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  • wants to volunteer 2019-05-23 10:06:26 -0400


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    Do you want to help at a global level? We have more than a dozen global teams that work to keep our organization running. 

    Our global teams provide get out the vote help, communications, technology support and more to the all the grass roots volunteers working at the local level in Democrats Abroad. Regardless of where you live there is a team that needs your talent and dedication. Now is the time to join fellow Democrats and help fight for what's right. Any questions, write us at

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Votes in Washington State. Live in Japan since mid-80s, co-founded Japanese electronics trading company, DAJ national treasurer 2019~2021