INTOUCH Magazine

Building Green INDEPTH | FOCUS

Building Green

With climate change and global emission targets dominating headlines, how is the Club grappling with the sustainability challenge?

Humanity is producing just short of 36.5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. That’s equal to the greenhouse gas emissions of 9 billion cars (there are a total of 1.4 billion cars on the planet) or 9,200 coal-fired power plants each year.

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Forces of Nature INDEPTH | CULTURE

Forces of Nature

Even in famously irreligious modern Japan, Shinto remains woven into much of the culture.

Standing before one of the thick pillars of Meiji Jingu shrine’s main prayer hall, Moriyasu Ito fingers the nicks and notches visible in the century-old cypress wood.

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Cultivating Creators and Collectors INDEPTH | ART

Cultivating Creators and Collectors

Set to speak at the Club this month, Tetsuji Shibayama explains how an office lobby painting led to three decades of fostering Japanese artists and collectors.

Tetsuji Shibayama remembers the painting clearly.

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Fitter, Leaner COMMUNITY | WELLNESS

Fitter, Leaner

After fruitless attempts to lose any real weight, Member David Vroland turned to Club trainer Luis Uraga.

My wife was pushing me to lose some weight. She gave me this voucher for another gym for my 50th birthday. I got through the [Sixpad] course, but I wasn’t keen to continue. Then I thought that the Club’s own gym and a trainer would be the best solution.

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