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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Kansai!

DA Kansai is a chapter of DA Japan, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Japan. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Kansai, please contact us.


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DA Kansai Leadership:

Kevin Lane
| Kansai Chapter Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan
Margaret Brennan
| Kansai Chapter Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan
Steven Breyak
| Kansai Chapter Secretary, Democrats Abroad Japan
Raymond Terhune
| Member-at-Large for Western/Southern Honshu and Kansai Chapter Treasurer, Democrats Abroad Japan
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  • News

    Black Lives Matter Peaceful March

    Event of interest for many of us, Black Lives Matter Kansai is putting on a march in Osaka this Sunday. If you can, please join.

    When: This Sunday, June 7th, from 3:00 pm

    Location: Nakanoshima Park

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    Kansai Polling Location Info and Update

    Primary Voting Center 2020

    The polls are open! And if you live near one of our population centers, you can come cast your Democrats Abroad Presidential Primary vote in person!

    Primary Voters must meet the following criteria to vote!

      • Reside abroad and be a U.S. Citizen

      • Be a member of Democrats Abroad

      • Be 18 as of November 3, 2020

      • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary (you can still vote down ballot for US Senate, House, etc).

    Why come to a voting center? We can help you with all your options for the 2020 election!

    When you go to a voting center you can get help with the following options!

    - Voting in the Global Presidential Primary!
    - Requesting a Ballot from your State for the 2020 General Election!
    - Verifying your Democrats Abroad Membership!
    - & Joining Democrats Abroad for the above if you’re a new voter and it’s your first time reading anything like this! We will be there to help!

    Come to our Kansai Voting Center in Osaka!

    Kansai Voting Center (Osaka)
    Sauce Boss Osaka
    1-chōme-5-13 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0014
    (JP): 大阪府 大阪市西区 北堀江 1-5-13 550-0014
    Voting Center Google Maps Pin: http://g.page/saucebossosaka
    Time: 12:00PM to 9:00PM

    Guide

    from Yotsubashi Station
    Leave Yotsubashi Stations, Exit #4 walk away from Yotsubashi-suji (the big boulevard). There is a FamilyMart on the lefthand corner. Turn right at that corner. Sauce Boss is on the right, on the second block.

    from Shinsaibashi Station
    Leave from Exit 7, head away from Mido-suji boulevard down a narrow, one-way street. Hotel Unizo Osaka Shinsaibashi is on the right on the second block. Cross under the Hanshin Freeway, #1, proceed one more block and cross the Yotsubashi-suji Boulevard. Cycle Base Asahi is on the right hand corner. Turn Right at the next corner. Sauce boss is in the middle of the block.

    Sauce Boss Osaka

    *COVID-19 Advisory: All volunteers will be taking reasonable health measures during this event, including wearing masks and using sanitizer. Please stay a reasonable distance from each other and do not attend if you have cold or flu symptoms. Full instructions for voting in the primary remotely at home can be found here: http://democratsabroad.org/primary

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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:
    📚DOUBLE VIEWING📚

    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✨

    AND/OR

    ✨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/