Kansai

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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

    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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    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.

    There will be a meeting to prepare on 2/20 at Bistro New Orleans in Horie. Hope to see you there!

    And yes it is fast "approaching," but editing titles seems impossible. : ) Thanks!

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Craft Burger in Osaka, Japan

    DAJK Book Club!

    DAJK Book Club is back! (Did you see they made our last book, The Plot Against America, into an amazing looking mini-series? The power of book club... I think!)

    The Dets once more!

    What: Reading Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein

    <Book Depository link>

    When: May 16th, 2020

    Where: Craft Burger, Dojima

    新堂島ビル, 2 Chome-1-40 Dojima, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0003 <Google Maps link>

     

    In "Why We're Polarized," Ezra Klein brings fresh perspective and dives deep into the politics of our time and shows how they are not as surprising as we sometimes tell ourselves. It's eye-opening book and sure be a great conversation.

    We hope you can join us in reading "Why We're Polarized," then join us for some delicious eats and drinks at Craft Burger in Dojima. Even if you don't get around to finishing the book, come by and have a listen and join in the conversation.

    If you have any questions, you can reach us at demkansaidems@gmail.com

     

    Hope to see you there!

    Steven Breyak

    DAJK Chapter Secretary

    Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Craft Burger in Osaka, Japan

    DAJK Book Club!

    DAJK Book Club is back! (Did you see they made our last book, The Plot Against America, into an amazing looking mini-series? The power of book club... I think!)

    The Dets once more!

    What: Reading Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein

    <Book Depository link>

    When: May 16th, 2020

    Where: Craft Burger, Dojima

    新堂島ビル, 2 Chome-1-40 Dojima, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0003 <Google Maps link>

     

    In "Why We're Polarized," Ezra Klein brings fresh perspective and dives deep into the politics of our time and shows how they are not as surprising as we sometimes tell ourselves. It's eye-opening book and sure be a great conversation.

    We hope you can join us in reading "Why We're Polarized," then join us for some delicious eats and drinks at Craft Burger in Dojima. Even if you don't get around to finishing the book, come by and have a listen and join in the conversation.

    If you have any questions, you can reach us at demkansaidems@gmail.com

     

    Hope to see you there!

    Steven Breyak

    DAJK Chapter Secretary