Tokyo American Club (TAC) said Wednesday that its total membership now exceeds 3,500 active dues-paying members. This is the first time that club membership has exceeded this level since the beginning of the global financial crisis in 2008 and demonstrates a clear improvement in the economic and business environment in Tokyo, the club said in a press release.
“Since the beginning of 2013, TAC has experienced the most active period of membership growth in the club’s history,” said John Durkin, the club’s representative governor and president. “We are very pleased to welcome so many new members from many diverse backgrounds and countries.”
Durkin added, “With the well-publicized air-quality problems in China and Hong Kong and the marked increase in the cost of living in other Asian business centers, Tokyo is reemerging as the most business-friendly, accessible and livable city in Asia, and we are seeing that reflected in our membership statistics.
“Our many diverse members appreciate Tokyo’s reasonable cost of living, incredible infrastructure, travel convenience at the new international terminal at Haneda Airport and the unique culture of being located in Tokyo. We look forward to the favorable trend continuing in the near future and welcoming more international residents to become members of our community.”