The Tokai Chapter of Democrats Abroad Japan will serve Japan's Chubu Region, which includes the prefectures of Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, and Yamanashi. DAJ is activiely looking for volunteers who are interested in relaunching the Tokai Chapter by organizing voter assistance activities and political or social events within the region.  We're looking for three committed volunteers to start a "chapter in formation" or 15 volunteers to form an active chapter.  In addition to taking a regional approach, we hope to enlist the support of Precinct Captains throughout the region who can help us reach out to Americans living in their local communities.  If you've got what it takes to organize on the grassroots level, the DAJ Executive Committee wants to hear from you! 

For more information, e-mail Tom Schmid, DAJ Chair, at [email protected].

DA Tokai Leadership:

Eric Gondree
| Tokai Chapter Chair
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    2023 DAJ Tokai Chapter Election: Call for Nominations

    Announcement of 2023 Democrats Abroad Japan Tokai Election

    The 2023 Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) of Democrats Abroad Japan (DAJ) Tokai Chapter is proud to call upon our membership to submit their nominations for the 2023 DAJ Tokai Chapter Election. The call for nominations is for the following positions:

    • Tokai 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 Tokai finances, maintains transparency and records)
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    2nd Annual Holiday Party with DAJ Tokai!

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 07:00 PM Chuo Ward Time
    Sound Garden, Namba in Osaka, Japan

    Kansai Speakeasy - back in person in 2023

    speakeasy_art.jpgThursday March 23rd 7pm 

    Kansai speakeasy at Sound Garden in Namba from 7.  

    * 1,000 yen happy hour until 9.  

    Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month 

    Come by with friends to make new friends, to have a drink, to hang out and/or talk politics with like-minded people.

    Sound Garden: Ripple Soemoncho, 2F, 2 Chome-3-13 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0085

    *In the Kansai region and want to get more involved? Email us [email protected] or just RSVP and we will contact you soon

    Looking for volunteers to help spread the word - please share widely!



    Friday, March 24, 2023 at 07:30 PM Time · 8 rsvps
    online using Zoom in Tokyo, Japan

    Asia-Pacific E.R.A. 100-Year Birthday Party

    In honor of Women’s History Month DAJapan co-sponsors a virtual Asia-Pacific E.R.A. 100-Year Birthday Party

    Join us on Fri March 24 at 7:30pm Japan time

    This virtual gathering will include discussion on why the E.R.A. and equality matters, how gender issues are connected, the need for more leaders who understand the importance of gender equity and how what happens in the US impacts people elsewhere. 

    Women’s History Month Asia-Pacific ERA 100-Year Birthday Party

    Friday March 24 7:30-9:00pm

    • 7:20 Virtual doors open
    • 7:30 Welcome and official start
    • Overview of the ERA and the Birthday party project
    • Discussion: what the ERA means to me, what gender equality means to me
    • 7:50
    • Prepare for recording - options and ideas about how to do it
    • 8:20 Next steps
    • 8:30 Wrap up
    • (~ 9:00pm online mingling and casual discussion)
    • Looking for volunteers to help out - if you are interested contact [email protected]
    • RSVP to get updated info and Zoom details