29 Mar 2022

Vaccination Center Recognition

Minato City has recognized the Club for its efforts to set up a Covid-19 vaccination center last year.

Masaaki Takei, Minato's mayor, awarded Sam Rogan, the Club's first vice president, and General Manager Darren Morrish with a certificate of appreciation on March 25.

02 Mar 2022

Club Welcomes New Honorary President

After more than two years, the Club, once again, has an honorary president.

By longstanding tradition, the United States ambassador to Japan also serves as the Club's honorary president.

Following his arrival in Japan earlier this year, US Ambassador Rahm Emanuel (pictured) has taken up that role.

“As newcomers to Japan, Amy and I were delighted to discover Tokyo American Club and have already become daily visitors,” he says. “The Club is an enormous asset to the American and international community here, and we look forward to meeting other Members. Thank you for making these two Chicago transplants feel so welcome!”

14 Jan 2022

Club to Honor Michael Leitch

The Club will honor rugby player Michael Leitch with its Sportsman of the Year award at a ceremony on February 5.

Having captained Japan's national team at the 2015 World Cup and the tournament four years later on home soil, when he led the side to its first World Cup quarterfinals, Leitch has helped to raise the profile of Japanese rugby around the globe.

Originally from New Zealand, Leitch attended high school in Hokkaido before graduating from Tokai University.

30 Nov 2021

New Board Takes Charge after AGM

Seven Members were elected to the Club's Board of Governors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 30.

At the first Board meeting following the AGM, Jesse Green was selected to serve as representative governor for a one-year term.

30 Nov 2021

Club Named Among World's Best

The Club has been listed among the top 100 Platinum City Clubs of the World for a third time.

Awarded by the Club Leaders Forum, a US-based private club consultancy, the recognition puts the Club in the top 1 percent of private clubs across the globe.

A panel of judges assessed the Club in seven areas: brand recognition; membership engagement; amenity and facility excellence; service; management and governance; adaptability; and member experience.

First published in 1997, the Platinum Clubs list initially included only private clubs in the United States.