Every year alumni and friends of Notre Dame meet in the dark of the morning throughout the football season, and cheer on the Irish! The Club is comprised of ND fans of different ages and nationalities including military men and women, financiers, diplomats, educators, even a former G-man! We’ll be hosting gamewatches again this year. (Note: We will not be able to organize gamewatches during the pandemic, at least until further notice).

For those who are new to the Club, here’s how it works in “normal” years:

We send emails to everyone whose address has been added to ourĀ listserv. The New Sanno U.S. military hotel in Hiroo has again generously offered to host our gamewatches in their lounge, provided that

  • the game is broadcast live on the Armed Forces Network (up to the discretion of the AFN programmers, start praying now);

  • everybody RSVPs well ahead of time, and brings a passport or Japanese ID on gameday;

  • nobody gets in the way of the military or annoys the staff.

For games that aren’t broadcast on AFN, we try and invade the house of a club member. If you’ve got a living room of decent size and a means to get the broadcast, by all means please do let me know.

Gamewatch schedule and other important details can be found on our homepage.

Jerry Maloney
Club President & Football Commissioner (Guy Who Sends the Football Emails)
ND Club of Japan

The anticipated football schedule for 2020 (which might change at any time), with corrections for Japan Standard Time, is provided below.