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The 2017 American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) Charity Ball, Welcome to Miami, was held at the Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku on December 2. Attended by 390 members and guests, it was a party with a purpose—to raise money for local charities—and an exciting, entertaining evening during which the flavor of Miami came to life. From Nespresso Carajillo, the liquor-infused coffee served at the reception, to the Latin-inspired meal and incredible entertainment, guests were transported to the heart of South Florida’s Magic City for a night to remember.

The Hilton Tokyo, with the help of research from the Charity Ball Committee, did an amazing job with our Miami-themed menu. Empanadas, ceviche, and key lime pie were just some of the delectable dishes served alongside great wines chosen by our members at the Charity Ball wine taste-off. These vintages from Hotei, Iconic, Grape Off K.K., and Sarment—together with beer provided by Whisk-e Ltd. and Molson Coors Japan Co., Ltd. and the musical stylings of Alexander LP—took everyone from the heart of the Andes to the salsa clubs of Miami. It was a night not to be missed.

During an evening filled with prizes and possibilities, the ACCJ raised ¥8.5 million for charity. Thanks goes to our very supportive sponsors and members for making this happen!

Platinum Sponsors
Aflac, AIG, and MetLife

Diamond Sponsors
American Airlines, Delta, Hitotsubashi University Business School, IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, Joli Nails Salon, Nikkei Asian Review, Nespresso, Nerium Independent Brand Partner Hitomi Hattori, NYU School of Professional Studies, Silverbirch KK, United Airlines

Barbara Hancock is chair of the ACCJ Charity Ball Committee.