The Club hosts two stunning pieces of Olympic history.
Torches used to carry the Olympic flame during the 1964 and 2020 Summer Games are now on display at the B1 Family Entrance.
Loaned generously by Members Gudni Gudnason and Aurora Borealis Entertainment and Toru Abe, respectively, the fencing-inspired 1964 torch and the 2020 model, partially made from recycled temporary housing following 2011's Tohoku earthquake, offer a fascinating look into the history of the quadrennial sporting event.
The torches remain on display through September 5.
The Club is set to play its part in Japan’s nationwide effort to accelerate the rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations.
From July 5, the Club’s B2 event space will serve as a public vaccination center for Minato Ward.
“We are extremely proud for Tokyo American Club to be able to play a role in this essential vaccination drive,” says Michael Benner, the Club’s representative governor. “Community support has been a core value of the Club since its founding, and this latest initiative represents a continuation of that tradition.”
The Club venue is one of a number of temporary vaccination sites in the ward overseen by Minato Public Health Center.
- Limited to Minato Ward residents.
- For more information, please call the Minato Ward Covid-19 Vaccination Center: 0120-252-237 or 0120-801-567
Club golfers will soon be able to tee off on the world's top courses thanks to a brand-new, state-of-the-art golf simulator.
Trackman's hyper-realistic simulator experience is down to its radar technology and top-of-the-range software that packs a powerful 3D graphics engine and applies ball trajectory and collision physics.
Members will have the chance to select from more than 130 courses, including Royal Troon and St Andrews.
"It doesn't matter how good or bad the player is," says Trackman Japan's Yuki Endo. "We have systems for every golfer and every player, so anyone can enjoy the Trackman simulator."
On July 11, the Club will also introduce its team of three golf pros, including its first-ever female instructor, to help Members get the most out of the simulator's swing-analysis technology while improving their game.
The second-floor 19th Hole will be closed from June 21 for the new Trackman system to be installed.
CHOP Steakhouse's wine selection has been named the best medium-sized list in Asia for 2020 in the annual World of Fine Wine awards.
The wine list of the third-floor restaurant, which is currently serving as a weekday lounge, was also awarded three stars for a sixth consecutive year.
Three stars reflects a "great wine list" that comprises "a very good mix" of producers, vintages, styles and formats, among other criteria.
In addition, American Bar & Grill earned one star for its wine list for a fourth straight year.
The London-based World of Fine Wine magazine launched its awards in 2014 and its panel of judges is made up of eminent wine critics and writers.
France and Italy proved the winners at the biannual Seasonal Wine Taste-Off on April 15.
Nearly 60 Members sampled seven white wines and seven reds from regions in France, Spain and Italy before voting for their favorites.
Henri Bourgeois' 2019 Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc from France's Loire Valley was chosen as the Club's seasonal white wine for May to July, with the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Tonon, in the Italian region of Veneto, the seasonal red.
Meanwhile, the white and red for August to October are a 2019 Stocco Traminer Aromatico Dal Borc, from Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy, and Berry Bros. & Rudd's 2017 Good Ordinary Claret by Dourthe in Bordeaux, respectively.
Seasonal wines are available on menus throughout the Club.