The Club is set to welcome the NBA's Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy on October 6.
The trophy, awarded to the winner of the NBA Finals each year, will be accompanied by four-time NBA All-Star Shawn Marion.
Members will have a chance to snap selfies at this meet and greet and win tickets to a preseason game in Saitama between reigning champions the Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets.
The trophy is named after former NBA commissioner Larry O'Brien, who served from 1975 to 1984.
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 26.
The following list of candidates was proposed by the Club's Nominating Committee:
- American Citizens (four to be elected)
Jeffrey S Behr
- Japanese Citizens (one to be elected)
- Other Nationalities (one to be elected)
- Women’s Group Representative (one to be elected)
In accordance with Chapter 5, Section 31 of the General Rules, unauthorized electioneering, including written communication to Club Members, other than in official Club election materials, during any election period, is prohibited.
Violations by a candidate for governor, upon review and recommendation of the Nominating Committee, may result in the disqualification of the candidate. Proper decorum is expected during the election period.
Former Club governor Tom Jordan has passed away at the age of 88.
Joining the Club in 1985, he served on the Board from 1995 to 2001 and from 2003 to 2009, a period that included the start of the Club's redevelopment project.
He also served two terms as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, of which he was a member for nearly three decades, including 15 years on the organization's board.
Tom was living in Hawaii with his wife, Karen, when he passed away.
The Club’s top squash players squared off at the 10th annual clash of court skills where a few upsets highlighted the weekend-long tournament.
In the men’s division, Ryosei Kobayashi unseated 2018 champion Tomotaka Endo to secure his first title in three years. On the women’s side, Risa Sugimoto redeemed herself against Mami Sakai after coming up short in last year’s final.
Kobayashi and Sugimoto walked away with ¥143,000 in addition to their championship titles while the runners-up earned ¥73,000 for their commendable finishes.
The Club’s squash community looks forward to another decade of passionate competition and camaraderie off the court.
Internationally acclaimed architect César Pelli passed away on July 19 at the age of 92.
Founder of Pelli Clarke Pelli, the firm behind the Club’s Azabudai home, the Argentinian-born architect left his mark on urban landscapes with structures that number among the world’s tallest and most innovative designs.
Pelli’s harmony of functionality and form shines through the Club’s compartmentalized yet interconnected interior. Though the Club’s façade stands distinctly against the Tokyo skyline, Pelli’s design lends an individuality to each of the restaurants, ballrooms, lounges, classrooms and recreational and fitness facilities contained within.
With both Family and Formal sides linked by the welcoming openness of the Winter Garden, Pelli’s vision exemplifies how the Club’s diverse Membership coalesces into a true community.
The Club thanks Pelli for his contributions to architecture in Tokyo and across the globe.