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This Week in Tokyo For February 9 – 14, 2016

Every Monday we post our picks of upcoming events in Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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Love is in the air! And laughter, and the smell of strawberries This Week In Tokyo. If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

Upgrade your Career with a One-year MBA

At this special event, participants will have the chance to meet our Full-time MBA alumni and hear their experiences first-hand – the key factors in choosing the Full-time MBA, life as a GLOBIS student and impacts on their life and career after graduation. They will also learn more about our excellent internship and career services in collaboration with over 80 corporate partners.

When & Where
February 9
19:30 - 21:30
GLOBIS Tokyo Campus
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Pink Cow Connections Business Presentations

PCC is the Pink Cow’s monthly business networking event. English-speaking professionals are invited to make connections and share ideas while enjoying great food and interesting presentations. This Tuesday’s speakers are Ryan Aynz, Managing Director of Social by Definition, Ellis van Maarseveen, Director of NoQuatsch and Paul Consalvi of Japan Solutions.

When & Where
Tuesday, Feb. 16th
19:00 - 22:00
The Pink Cow, Tokyo Roi Building B1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi
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Yokohama Strawberry Festival

Strawberry cakes, strawberry shakes, strawberry crepes, strawberry parfaits, and plain, fresh, strawberries will be available in copious amounts at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse this Saturday. Entry is free to this smorgasbord of strawberry related goodies.

When & Where
Until Sunday, Feb. 14th
11:00 - 18:00
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, 1-1 Shinko,Naka-ku
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Samurai and Ninja Show

Travel 400 years back in time to Japan’s Warring States era with this one hour interactive show, featuring live action samurai battle scenes, taiko drumming, ninja demonstrations, and geishas. A few lucky spectators may even be called on stage to participate!

When & Where
Friday, Feb. 12th to Sunday, Feb. 14th
Fri. and Sat. 15:00 and 19:00, Sun. 14:00 and 18:00
Kaminari Gorogoro Kaikan, Asakusa 3-6-1,Taito-ku
¥3000 for adults, ¥2000 for children under 12
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Ben Norris Live

See renowned UK comedian Ben Norris live this Friday night, courtesy The Tokyo Comedy Store: Ben Norris rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. A master of the craft, this will be an hour of the most polished stand-up you are likely to see.

When & Where
Friday, Feb. 12th
20:00 - 23:00
Good Heavens British Pub, 5-32-5 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku
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Yokohama Theatre Group Presents: By The Hour

In By The Hour, performers Andrew Woolner and Naoe Kawamoto explore the domestic sex industry as it exists in Yokohama and the surrounding region. This show, created in rehearsal, will attempt an unbiased look at the industry, those involved directly and indirectly, and public perceptions of sex work. The show, designed to be accessible to a mixed-language audience, will be presented in a mix of Japanese and English.

When & Where
Friday, Feb. 12th to Sunday, Feb. 14th
Fri. 19:30, Sat. 14:00 & 19:30, Sunday, 13:00 & 17:00
World Peace Theatre, 1 Chome-3-3 Honchō, Kawasaki-ku
¥3000 students ¥2000
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World Valentine’s Festival

Celebrate love in all its forms this weekend at Yoyogi Park. The World Valentine’s festival will highlight VDay traditions from around the globe. Food stalls, cultural booths, and music performances from a dozen nations will be there.

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 13th and Sunday, Feb. 14th
10:00 - 19:00
Yoyogi Park
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Film Acting Intensive

Join award-winning actress Tordy Clark as she leads an exciting, improv based acting workshop: This workshop accelerates your acting to a new level. Spolin training puts your focus on play and in the body, freeing you from planned reactions and dreary acting. Learn where to focus - the main feature of Spolin in acting.

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 13th
Okubo chiiki center 2-12-7 Okubo, Shinjuku
¥12000 participation, ¥6000 auditing
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Valentine’s Masquerade

A masquerade party on Valentine's Day! Come out party, hang out, socialize and meet all the fun-loving folks in the town! Pull out your nice dress or suits and tie and wear a mask, and leave the shy part of you inside the closet and get ready for an exciting night out!

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 13th
19:00 - 23:00
Rooftop Bar Odaiba, 7-4 Oumi ni, Kōtō-ku
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ARK Animal Adoption Fair

Animal Rescue Kansai is a wonderful organization that finds new homes for stray, abandoned, and abused animals. You can meet and play with some of the wonderful animals of Tokyo ARK this Sunday. Even if you can’t foster an animal, the dogs and cats would love to see you!

When & Where
Sunday, Feb. 14th
13:00 - 16:00
PET SPA, 1-28-7 Shakujiimachi, Nerima-ku
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