INTOUCH Magazine

Community Calling INDEPTH | FOCUS

Community Calling

Behind any dynamic private club community, you’ll find a dedicated corps of Member volunteers. But what drives them to get involved?

Fifty-one volunteers.

In May 1928, that’s all it took to establish the American Club on the top three floors of the Iwamoto Building in Tokyo’s Yurakucho neighborhood.

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A Life Designed INDEPTH | FASHION

A Life Designed

Set to speak at a Connections luncheon next month, fashion designer Zarny Shibuya shares his journey from child refugee to celebrated couturier.

Breakfasts were usually filled with chatter around the table. But not this day. Zarny Shibuya couldn’t understand why. His mother, grandparents, aunt and uncle all appeared glum.

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Finer Details INDEPTH | NIHONBASHI

Finer Details

The Club’s soon-to-open Nihonbashi facility promises to be a welcoming space of exquisite interior design.

Whenever I see the alcove of a tastefully built Japanese room,” writes novelist Junichiro Tanizaki in In Praise of Shadows, his landmark treatise on Japanese aesthetics, “I marvel at our comprehension of the secrets of shadows, our sensitive use of shadow and light.”

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Court Return COMMUNITY | WELLNESS

Court Return

After a 25-year hiatus, Member Stijn Vandervorst is rekindling his passion for squash—while trying to outplay his teenage son.

I was always a volleyball player when I was young. I am from a small village in Belgium and when I went to the city for university at 18, I had to find a new sport. Squash was the one I picked.

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