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:

Matthew Axvig
| Kanto Chair
Josh Fields
| Kanto Treasurer
David Odell
| Kanto Chapter Secretary, Democrats Abroad Japan
Lauren Shannon
| Kanto Vice Chair
See all Leaders

  • News

    Democrats Abroad Japan Ballot for the 2021 Kanto Election

    Voting for the 2021 DAJ Kanto Chapter Election opens today, Sunday May 30th.
    Send in your ballot today!

    To access your ballot as well as instructions for how to submit it, please check here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ehh2tUy5M0ECg41xWJWZjVSFDBckduJz/view?usp=sharing

    Remember to clearly mark the candidates and that all ballots must be signed in order to be considered valid.

    As another reminder, the Kanto NEC will be having its Election Meeting on Sunday June 13th at 3pm JST online via WebEx, where the ballots will be tallied. Anyone in the membership is welcome to attend as a neutral observer. Here are the details:

    WebEx Link:   https://democratsabroad.webex.com/democratsabroad/e.php?MTID=md98a6fe498bc9a8e81ec3aaaea4010eb

    Password: dems 

    As always, if you have any questions, please contact the Kanto NEC at [email protected].

    Thank you and happy voting!
    Dave Brauer, Jenise Treuting, John Baumlin
    DAJ 2021 Kanto Nomination and Election Committee

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    Call for Nominations: Announcement of 2021 Democrats Abroad Japan Kanto Election

    The 2021 Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) of Democrats Abroad Japan (DAJ) Kanto Chapter is proud to call upon our membership to submit their nominations for the 2021 DAJ Kanto Chapter Election. The call for nominations is for the following positions:

    • Kanto Chapter Officer positions
      • Chair (Volunteer Lead, Raises New Leaders)
      • Vice-Chair (Serves as Chair in their absence; Supports the Team)
      • Secretary (Manages/maintains membership database; Technical and Precise)
      • Treasurer (Manages the Kanto finances, maintains transparency and records)
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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, August 02, 2021 at 08:00 PM Tokyo Time · 8 rsvps
    Zoom in Tokyo, Japan

    DA Japan Basic Messaging Workshop I

    The Elevator Pitch


    Basic messaging workshop Monday Aug 2 8pm-9:00 & Tuesday Aug 26 10am-11:30

    Workshop for people wanting to learn more about how to promote DAJ.   We will cover the elevator pitch and how to reach new members.  This is a fun way to improve your skills and meet new people.

    Contact [email protected] for materials and details

    RSVP for zoom link 

    Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 07:00 PM Tokyo Time · 4 rsvps
    Online webex in Tokyo, Japan

    DAJ Monthly Speakeasy every 2nd Thursday of the month

    It's the dog days of summer.  Come hang out with your Democratic friends and cool off with your favorite beverage and snacks.Kanpai