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!”
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.Read more...
At the first Board meeting following the AGM, Jesse Green was selected to serve as representative governor for a one-year term.Read more...
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.
The panel of architect judges praised the use of design features like the Club's pitched, walnut ceiling, lighting and carpeting to create a "large home" ambience.
The Club, which opened in March this year, was designed by local architect and Nihonbashi Club Member Daishi Yoshimoto.Read more...