The Board of Governors has approved the slate of candidates for this year's Board election.
The election will be held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting on November 20.
Those Members not listed can still run in the election, provided they meet the requirements, including gathering the signatures of 30 registered Voting Members.
Nominations should be submitted to the Management Office by 5pm on September 21.
The following approved list of candidates was proposed by the Club's Nominating Committee:
American Citizens (five to be elected)
Trista Bridges Bivens
Michael Van Zandt
Japanese Citizens (one to be elected)
Other Nationalities (one to be elected)
Women’s Group Representative (one-year term; one to be elected)
The Club welcomes former world no 9 squash player Laurens Anjema for an exhibition match on September 12.
Fresh from his win in the over-35 division at the 2018 WSF World Masters Squash Championships in August, the Dutchman takes on Japan’s Tomotaka Endo, who won this year’s TAC Premier Classic in July.
Anjema won nine consecutive Dutch national titles and reached the semifinal of 2014's China Open.
Endo recently represented Japan at the Asian Games in Indonesia.
The exhibition match starts at 7:15pm.
After three days of top-level squash action, Tomotaka Endo beat Masaki Suzuki to secure his first TAC Premier Classic crown.
In the women's competition, Misaki Kobayashi overcame Risa Sugimoto to win the Club tournament for a second time. She last triumphed in 2012.
Both players (pictured) took home ¥130,000 for their efforts.
Meanwhile, Yasuo Hinoki and Ren Sano won the men's and women's categories of the Friendship Tournament.
This was the eighth edition of the annual, Japan Squash Association-sanctioned tournament.
Member Chad Miller (pictured) will soon be taking in the sights of Los Angeles after winning the Club's Independence Day Celebration grand draw.
Members who registered for any of June 30's many 1950s-themed activities were automatically entered into a draw to win two premium economy tickets with American Airlines to LA or Dallas.
“We want to thank American Airlines for sponsoring the Independence Day event at TAC," says Miller. "We also want to give a special thanks to all the staff for organizing the event. It was great fun for all of us. We plan to use the tickets to take a family trip to LA, where we will show our daughters a bit of American culture."
View photos from the Independence Day Celebration.
Renowned Niigata sake brewery Hakkaisan has produced a limited-edition sake for the Club’s 90th anniversary.
The premium junmai ginjo sake will be officially launched at the sold-out TAC 90th Anniversary Celebration on May 25.
According to Jiro Nagumo, owner of Hakkaisan and Club Member, the brewery wanted to produce a new style of sake that would appeal to an international audience.
“We are confident that Members will be able to enjoy the Club sake with different types of food and cuisine from all over the world,” Nagumo says in the May issue of INTOUCH magazine. “In addition, we hope this special sake encourages Members to taste and enjoy more sake.”
Members can preorder bottles, which feature an illustration of the Azabudai Club by Tokyo-based artist Luis Mendo, via the online Wine Shop or at The Cellar for ¥2,950 a bottle.
The sake will also be available by the tokkuri flask at CHOP Steakhouse, American Bar & Grill and Traders’ Bar.