Welcome to Democrats Abroad Kanto!

DA Kanto 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 Kanto, please contact us.

DA Kanto Leadership:

Gwen Catley
| Kanto Chapter Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan
Matthew Moore
| Kanto Chapter Treasurer, Democrats Abroad Japan
David Odell
| Kanto Chapter Secretary, Democrats Abroad Japan
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  • News

    Speakeasy on November 14th is Cancelled

    This November's Speakeasy (scheduled to be held on the 14th) is cancelled. The next Speakeasy will be held on December 12th at 7:30pm at the Aldgate Pub in Shibuya.

    Thank you for your understanding and hope you can join next time.

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    The Democrats Abroad have been the Democrats Out and About!

    Folks gathered on July 4th and 11th at the charming Aldgate Pub in Shibuya for two Speakeasy events.

    Things that were done include:

    • Making signs for the Lights for Liberty vigil

    • Talking politics

    • Drinking liberally

    • Getting to know new people

    • Drinking liberally

    • Generally enjoying the camaraderie of the resistance!

    Banter that was had ranged from:

    • North Korea policy

    • “What brings you to Japan?”

    • “What do you do here?”

    • Hopes and plans for DAJ

    ...to a reportedly friendly competition of ‘how long has everyone has been in Japan.’

    To my knowledge, the combination of the Independence Day spirit with the old-timey pub atmosphere did NOT result in anybody running out shouting “The British are coming, the British are coming!”

    If any of that sounds even remotely like your thing, come join in next time!

    The more people that join, the more people we’ll attract! At least if Katamari Damacy taught us anything, that is.

    Hope to see you at the next one!


    David Odell

    DAJ Kanto Secretary

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 12:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    GS Heim Satō Bldg #302 in Tokyo, Japan

    DA Japan 2020 Global Presidential Primary - Tokyo

    U.S. citizens worldwide can vote for Democratic candidates for the 2020 Presidential election, either by downloading & sending in a ballot (starting Feb. 18), or in person on Mar. 8 in Tokyo at the venue listed below (same day registration possible). 

    Voting in the Global Primary gives you the chance to help determine the presidential candidates our delegates will vote for at the Democratic National Convention this July. 


    Kanto venue:

    GS Heim Satō Bldg #302, Yoyogi, 2-7-6, Shibuya-Ward, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区代々木2-7-6 GSハイム佐藤ビル302)
    12:00 PM to 7:00 PM