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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    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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    Interview about the US Judicial System--part 1

    To prepare for an event on September 11th, I interviewed Keio University Law Professor David Litt. Here is part 1 of our conversation where he discusses his work as a clerk for Judge Goodwin on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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