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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Japan!

Democrats Abroad Japan (DAJ) is the official country committee for all Democrats living abroad in Japan.  All English teachers and all salaried workers. All spouses and children. All refugees and students abroad for the first time. The goals of our organization are to provide you the tools and means by which you can make your voice heard, even halfway across the world. With DAJ, you can be sure you, your friends, and family are registered to vote.

If you haven’t already, you can get started by clicking the “Join” tab above in the right corner to register for Democrats Abroad.

Watch this space for upcoming announcements of events and news pertaining to DAJ. We have events planned throughout the year, and anyone interested is encouraged to join.

Are you interested in rising up and doing more? Want to volunteer? Join us on Slack- our dedicated activist organization hub. We have several different committees with open positions, and we would love your support on any of them. The committee openings are as follows:

  • Communications Committee – Drafting announcements, working on messaging, promoting our causes on social media sites (FB, Twitter, etc.) and helping to write articles on the DAJ website.
  • Events Committee – Helping to organize and plan nation-wide events.
  • Fundraising Committee – Helping to raise the funds needed to reach more voters and get the election results you want.
  • Outreach Committee – Expand the DAJ membership into new areas and interface with our international network!
  • Get Out The Vote – Directly help Americans abroad get registered to vote and request their absentee ballots. Votes are what count the most.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Executive Committee listed on the right under “DA Japan Leadership.”

Let’s work together to uphold democratic values at home and abroad!

Your DA Japan Committee

DA Japan Leadership:

John Baumlin
| National Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan
Kiyoko Ayukawa
| National Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan
Dave Brauer
| National Treasurer, Democrats Abroad Japan
Anna Costello
| National Secretary, Democrats Abroad Japan
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  • News

    Fukuoka Black Lives Matter Peaceful March

    There will be a peaceful march for Black Lives Matter in Fukuoka on Sunday, June 21st. The organizers aim to spread awareness of the movement and expect the event to be well-attended. Previous Black Lives Matter marches in Osaka and Tokyo attracted over 4500 attendees combined. 

    Democrats Abroad Japan fully supports this event and encourages members to attend if possible. It would be wonderful to see Fukuoka bring the combined attendance up to 5000 attendees! Please follow any precautions for coronavirus as set by the organizers and follow all local ordinance for a peaceful march.


    Time: Sunday, June 21st, 13:00 JST (1:00pm)

    Location: Tenjin Central Park

    Address: 1 Chome-1 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0001

    For more information, check Black Lives Matter Fukuoka’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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    3 Events - BLM March, Webinars, and Phonebanking to join!

    You voted in the primary & did the work for the platform! Now it's time to get out there and do some grassroots work! Time to go meet people, learn about issues, and get on the phone with members! 

    There's a number of events happening in Tokyo this month we thought we'd let you know about! 

    Here's 3 events for you to look at for June!  

    • Black Lives Matter Peaceful March, Yoyogi Event Plaza
    • Nerd Nite Watchwords - Tools for Democracy, Online
    • Phonebanking Training, Online

    See below for details about each of these events!

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 08:00 PM
    Craft Burger in Osaka, Japan

    DAJK Book Club!

    Next up for DAJK Book Club:

    In these unprecedented times in America, we’ve picked two books to further our understand of the country and ourselves. 

    ✨Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates✨


    ✨The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt✨

    Feel free to read both or either! We’ll be coming together for discussions on Saturday, July 11th from 5-8 PM. Tentative meeting location is Craft Burger Co. in Dojima! 🍔 But a Zoom meeting is a possibility depending on the COVID situation at that time. Updates to come!

    Hope to see you there!
    Happy Reading! 📚


    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/185560969433001/