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
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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

    Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 06:30 PM Tokyo Time

    Democrats Abroad Japan Tokai Chapter Online Get-Together

    Democrats Abroad Japan Tokai Chapter has been quiet for the first part of 2021, but we'd love to host an online Google Meet get-together for all of our members. It's a chance to catch up with members of our community, talk about the rest of the year, and connect with our friends and neighbors.

    The meeting will be on Saturday, October 23rd at 6:30 PM. Joining is simple:  We will send a Google Meets link. 

    Make sure you have a webcam, microphone, and a stable Internet connection in a private room.

    If you are interested in attending our online gathering, just RSVP below. If you have any questions or concerns about using Google Meets, please feel free to let us know.

    We hope to see you on Google Meets!

    Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 08:00 PM Tokyo Time · 3 rsvps

    DAJ October Action Meeting - Climate Reality Project

    Action Meeting Thursday, October 28th,  8 to 9:30PM

    7:45-8:00 sign in

    8:00-9:30 Open discussion 


    Chris Kozak, Climate Reality Leader

    Moderator: Sarajean 

    Join Chris and Sarajean for an informative and energizing discussion about climate action!  We will talk about living a more sustainable lifestyle, the Green New Deal, the Citizens Climate Lobby and actions we can take right now at the local, community, and federal levels. 

    Actions will include 1) simple things you can do every day 2) using your consumer power to support greener businesses and 3) contacting govt officials on a specific bill and 4) voting.

    *If you are interested in being a green leader for the future this is for you!

    RSVP ( PLEASE NOTE we would like you to share some information with us in advance including questions for Chris)