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:

Lauren Shannon
| Kanto Vice Chair
Matthew Axvig
| Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan; Kanto Chair
Josh Fields
| Kanto Treasurer
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  • 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

    Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 07:30 PM Tokyo Time · 1 rsvp
    Aldgate Pub in Shibuya, Japan

    DAJ Kanto in-person Speakeasy February 9th

    DAJapan Tokyo Speakeasy -  back in person in 2023

    • February Speakeasy Thursday February 9 7:30

    Location: Aldgate in Shibuya

    *Have ideas for venue or if you can help our email us [email protected]

    Looking for volunteers to help spread the word - if you are interested contact

    RSVP to get updated info!


    Cross the Shibuya Hachiko Scramble diagonally from the station.  Head up Center Gai, the street that runs on the same diagonal, running through the center of the neighborhood.  The Aldgate is on the 3rd floor on the 5th block on your right. You can recognize the Union Jack flag out in front. 

    Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 02:00 PM Tokyo Time
    Online in Japan

    DA Japan team development online, with the DA Republic of Korea, organized by DAJ

    • Workshops on messaging and talking to new people, phone banking, Get out the Voter basics, fundraising and more … can you help
    • Useful for anyone interested in getting out the vote - finding out about how to make a difference and future leaders 
    • Open to all DAJ members