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New Year Ruminations INDEPTH | FOCUS

New Year Ruminations

Members of the Board’s executive committee talk Club dining, value, Olympic opportunities and the importance of listening.

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the Club’s new Azabudai home. The Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed facility, opened on January 18, 2011, is the sixth clubhouse in the Club’s 90-year history.

Fresh Tracks INDEPTH | FOCUS

Fresh Tracks

With the snow falling on Japan’s mountain resorts, Club Members explain the pull of the piste.

On crisp mountain days, when tree branches bow with fresh snow, the breeze scatters the powder and the crystals catch the sunlight, creating an effect called “diamond dust.”

Pilgrim Traditions INDEPTH | FOCUS

Pilgrim Traditions

Ahead of America’s Thanksgiving holiday, Club Members explain what makes turkey day special.

Heidi Regent’s elegantly decorated home oozes autumn. There are pumpkins, gourds, turkey figurines and even a chalkboard bearing a line from a seasonal poem by English writer Emily Brontë: “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”

Uncorking a Love of Wine INDEPTH | FOCUS

Uncorking a Love of Wine

Some people collect rare stamps, others accumulate artwork, while fine wine holds an appeal for another segment of hobbyist.

Autumn in Japan means the much-anticipated (and widely reported) arrival of thousands of bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau. Japan is one of the top importers of the young French wine and enthusiasts can even celebrate the season by soaking in a Gamay grape-steeped hot-spring bath in Hakone.