Events

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 07:00 PM Chuo Ward Time
    Sound Garden, Namba in Osaka, Japan

    Kansai Speakeasy - back in person in 2023

    speakeasy_art.jpgThursday March 23rd 7pm 

    Kansai speakeasy at Sound Garden in Namba from 7.  

    * 1,000 yen happy hour until 9.  

    Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month 

    Come by with friends to make new friends, to have a drink, to hang out and/or talk politics with like-minded people.

    Sound Garden: Ripple Soemoncho, 2F, 2 Chome-3-13 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0085

    https://the-sound-garden-cafe-bar.business.site/?fbclid=IwAR1aZaU5rTSLbyav53alTuL9yiHLB_RiO11s308lkOZnck2qyWjjSUKBAiA

    *In the Kansai region and want to get more involved? Email us [email protected] or just RSVP and we will contact you soon

    Looking for volunteers to help spread the word - please share widely!

     

     

  • Friday, March 24, 2023 at 07:30 PM Time · 6 rsvps
    online using Zoom in Tokyo, Japan

    Asia-Pacific E.R.A. 100-Year Birthday Party

    In honor of Women’s History Month DAJapan co-sponsors a virtual Asia-Pacific E.R.A. 100-Year Birthday Party

    Join us on Fri March 24 at 7:30pm Japan time

    This virtual gathering will include discussion on why the E.R.A. and equality matters, how gender issues are connected, the need for more leaders who understand the importance of gender equity and how what happens in the US impacts people elsewhere. 

    Women’s History Month Asia-Pacific ERA 100-Year Birthday Party

    Friday March 24 7:30-9:00pm

    • 7:20 Virtual doors open
    • 7:30 Welcome and official start
    • Overview of the ERA and the Birthday party project
    • Discussion: what the ERA means to me, what gender equality means to me
    • 7:50
    • Prepare for recording - options and ideas about how to do it
    • 8:20 Next steps
    • 8:30 Wrap up
    • (~ 9:00pm online mingling and casual discussion)
    • Looking for volunteers to help out - if you are interested contact [email protected]
    • RSVP to get updated info and Zoom details

     

     

  • Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM Tokyo Time · 3 rsvps

    DAJ KANTO CHERRY BLOSSOM PARTY IN SAIGOYAMA PARK


    Come join your fellow Democrats Abroad in-person under the cherry blossoms in Saigoyama Park, near Daikanyama station, Tokyo. The event is potluck, so please bring whatever foods and beverages you'd like and something to share with the group. Even though the event officially ends at 2pm, you are more than welcome to stay later.     

    For more information about Saigoyama Park

  • Monday, March 27, 2023 at 08:00 PM Tokyo Time
    Zoom online event in Tokyo, Japan

    DAJ Chat with the chair - Monday

    since June 2022 the chair has had regular time slots online where you can just pop in and chat .

    • Mondays Feb 27, March 27

    Have questions about DAJapan? Want to get involved? Want to talk about issues we need to be working on? Interested in knowing how you can have an impact on future elections? Want to find out about doing voter registration at your organizations or company?

    Want to have a fun event in your area? What to know more about what you can do?

    Then stop to chat with the Chair!

    RSVP for the zoom link OR have a look at the DAJ online cal

     

     

     

  • Monday, April 03, 2023 at 07:30 PM Shibuya-ku Time
    online using Zoom in Tokyo, Japan

    DAJ Communications Team Meeting April 3, 6pm

    DAJ Communications Team Meeting April 3, 6pm

    Meet other people interested in reaching more US voters in Japan

    • Communications Teams needs people to help in different ways
      • Press outreach
      • Social media
      • Help support Get Out the Vote (GOTV) 
      • Bring more people in to help out
      • PR for Events

    RSVP for the Zoom link

     

     

  • Thursday, April 06, 2023 at 07:30 PM Tokyo Time
    Aldgate Pub in Shibuya City, Japan

    DAJ Kanto Speakeasy at the Aldgate

    Join us at the Aldgate, Shibuya: http://www.the-aldgate.com/.

    Bring friends - the more the merrier! 

    Welcome the new communications chair to Tokyo!

    Cross the Shibuya Scramble from Hachiko Square on the diagonal.  Walk up Center-Gai.   Its almost at the end of the 4th block on the right side, on the 3rd floor.  Look for the Union Jack. 

  • Saturday, April 08, 2023 at 10:00 AM Time
    online in Tokyo, Japan

    DAJapan New Member and GOTV Volunteer meetup

    DAJapan New Member and Volunteer meetup

     Sat April 8 10am

    This is a time for anyone new to DAJapan or long time members who want to know more about Democrats Abroad! Whether you want to help with voter registration phonebanking or just want to know what we can do - join this session to learn the basics.

    This meeting is focused on new DA Japan members but any Democrats Abroad members can join!

    All ideas & questions are welcome! Help us broader our reach and deepen our impact - Please bring another US voter!

    Basic overview

    1. Introductions
    2. Intro to DAJapan
    3. What DAJ does
    4. Ways to engage

     

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 07:30 PM Tokyo Time · 2 rsvps
    ONLINE in Tokyo, Japan

    ANNUAL DAJ KANTO CHAPTER MEETING

    Come join DAJ Kanto Chapter's annual meeting. We'll be discussing politics and what direction the organization should go in the next couple of years. This will be a great time to help shape what type of organization the DAJ Kanto chapter is and what activities you think it should be engaged in. We will also hear from those who are running for Kanto Chapter offices and how to vote in this year's chapter officer election. The meeting will be held on Zoom so that we can get as many of our fellow Kanto democrats involved as possible. Please spread the word and invite friends that you know might be interested in joining this important gathering.  

  • Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 02:00 PM Tokyo Time

    DAJ Annual General Meeting 2023

    The final Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the 2021-2023 National Officers terms with be taking place online and in person - HYBRID.  We had more than 40 people join us last year and we would love to see 50+ member this time around! Please come to the annual meeting for an overview of everything we did and to meet the candidates for national office!

    Date: Saturday, April 15th
    Time: 2:30pm-5pm (doors open 2:10)

    Hybrid event

    Venue in Tokyo: Fureai Kashikaigishitsu Shibuya Shinsei (1-10min from Shibuya Station depending on the exit and line)

    Online participation link available upon registration

    OVERVIEW of the 2023 AGM

    • 2:00 Doors open / 2:15 Zoom sign in
    • 2:30 Welcome 
    • 2:45 Reports from the leadership
    • 3:15 Nominations and Elections Committee / Meet the National Candidates
    • 3:55 Break (snack available, donations welcome, feel free to bring snacks to share!)
    • 4:05 Reports from the chapter leadership
    • 4:15 Team reports and volunteer team needs
    • 4:30 2022-23 Get Out The Vote!!!
    • 4:45 Volunteer team needs 
    • 4:50 Reflection and Confirm Action Steps 
    • 5:00 Thanks, wrap up and photo time
    • 5:10 Sign out of Zoom
    • 5:30 Social events
      • Followed by social events - see event pages for details

    We will be adding material links and a link to the 2022 AGM minutes very soon!

    Social events

    Tokyo  - please RSVP on the event page (link here)

    • meet from 5:30 at XIRINGUITO Escribà
    • everyone will pay for their own drinks and food
    • Location - less than 5 min from the AGM meeting venue
    • 〒150-0052東京都渋谷区渋谷3-21-3 渋谷ストリーム3階
      Shibuya Stream 3, 3-21-3, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 05:30 PM Time
    XIRINGUITO Escribà in Shibuya-ku, Japan

    DAJ Post 2023 AGM Nomikai in Tokyo!

    After the Annual General Meeting (AGM) join us from 5:30 at XIRINGUITO Escribà

    • COST: Pay for their own drinks and food
    • (Drinks are about 1000yen each. We will order some food from 6:30 pm.) 
    • Location - less than 5 min from the AGM meeting venue
    • 〒150-0052東京都渋谷区渋谷3-21-3 渋谷ストリーム3階
      Shibuya Stream 3F, 3-21-3, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    RSVP to get updates and to confirm your spot. We will be reserving a table for dinner and drinks

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 06:30 PM Tokyo Time
    online, RSVP for Zoom link

    DA Japan GOTV Voter Assistance

     Basic info session for anyone helping US overseas voters request and send in their ballots. This training is the foundation of any volunteer work you do with Democrats Abroad! Whether you are helping out at a voter registration table or plan to become an online voter assistance volunteer using Intercom - join this workshop to learn the basics.

    Make a difference wherever you are! Learn the basics about voting from abroad by joining this workshop. Great chance to meet new people!

    All ideas & questions about GOTV are welcome! Help us broader our reach and deepen our impact - Please bring another US voter!

    This training is hosted by the Japan GOTV team – but any Democrats Abroad members can join!

    • Tuesday April 18, 7pm

    Facilitated by Rebecca, DAJapan GOTV Coordinator

    RSVP to get the Zoom link

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 08:00 PM Tokyo Time
    Zoom online event in Tokyo, Japan

    DAJ Chat with the chair - Monday

    since June 2022 the chair has had regular time slots online where you can just pop in and chat

    • Mondays April 24

    Have questions about DAJapan? Want to get involved? Want to talk about issues we need to be working on? Interested in knowing how you can have an impact on future elections? Want to find out about doing voter registration at your organizations or company?

    Want to have a fun event in your area? What to know more about what you can do?

    Then stop to chat with the Chair!

    RSVP for the zoom link OR have a look at the DAJ online cal