The Club arranges many events to promote international goodwill, cultural exchange and fellowship among its members. As well as regular Monthly Dinners, special cele-brations are held with the presence of our Patron and foreign ambassadors to mark the Emperor’s Birthday and important occasions in nations with which the Club has close links.
In line with the amendment of Japan’s law governing non-profit and charitable organi-sations in 2012, The Tokyo Club’s legal status changed from that of Incorporated As-sociation to General Incorporated Association, which has led to the Club placing all the more emphasis on public interest programmes.
The Club encourages international goodwill by promoting such public interest activities as academic exchange projects, awarding grants for selected cultural, scientific and artistic activities, and offering scholarships for academic studies and human resource development.
Cultural activity grants are awarded for many suitable projects each year. Scholarships are also provided through appropriate institutions to Japanese students attending uni-versities and graduate schools in the United Kingdom, the United States and else-where, as well as to international exchange students coming to Japan.
To foster academic exchange, each month a Lecture Luncheon is held for members and their guests, with presentations by prominent individuals from various fields. Fur-thermore, Club members with expertise in diplomatic and other fields organise regular opportunities for discussion and research meetings on current international affairs.