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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.

Democrats Abroad - Kansai

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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

    March 8th Global Primary Fast Appraching

    Hi all, We're gearing up for our global primary, so be sure to keep an eye on our events page. And if anyone would like to volunteer sometime in helping get the word out, we'd really appreciate it. Send us an email at demkansaidems@gmail.com or at our info email here on the page. Thanks!

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    DAJ 2019 Kansai Chapter Election Results

    Dear DAJ Kansai membership,

    The 2019 Kansai Nomination and Election Committee (KNEC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Kansai Chapter election. Votes in the 2019 Kansai Chapter election were counted on September 15th and recorded by the KNEC as follows:

    Total ballots cast: 4 (completed and confirmed membership)


    • Kevin Lane - 4 votes, 100% of total votes (WINNER)


    • Margaret Tomoko Brennan - 4 votes, 100% of total votes (WINNER)


    • Steven Breyak - 4 votes, 100% of total votes (WINNER)


    • Raymond Kunikane Terhune - 4 votes, 100% of total votes (WINNER)

    Thank you to everyone who ran as a candidate and voted in this election. For future elections, the KNEC would like to see more active campaigning to reach at least 20 voters. However, due to the circumstances of this election, we understand the depressed turnout.

    Looking forward to see what you’ll accomplish for the DAJ Kansai Chapter!


    Kansai Nomination and Election Committee

    Kiyoko Ayukawa, Anna Costello, and John Baumlin

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, February 02, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Bistro New Orleans in Osaka, Japan

    Meet Dem Demz! Primary Candidate Info Sharing and Q&A

    In the lead up to this year’s presidential primaries, DAJK is hosting a night in which you can get to know ‘dem Democratic presidential candidates.

    DAJK members have volunteered to research the top seven ranking candidates: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Amy Klobuchar, & Michael Bloomberg.

    Our volunteers will present their chosen candidates' positions on a variety of topics. Attendees are welcome to ask questions and interject additional information.


    We hope you can make it!

    *And don’t forget:
    Democrats Abroad members have 13 delegates representing us in the presidential primaries. We will be holding a Global Primary Polling Booth on March 8th from 12:00-21:00 at Sauce Boss.

    To register to become a Democrats Abroad member, go to: