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This Week in Tokyo For February 15 – 21, 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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This Week In Tokyo: comedy and philosophy, poker and pinball, public speaking and startup pitching, yoga and Krav Maga. If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

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Pirates of Tokyo Bay Bilingual Improv Comedy Show

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay are Tokyo’s only bilingual improv comedy troupe, so their fun, innovative, and hilarious shows have something for everyone! Enjoy their one-of-a-kind, all-improvised event this Sunday night at What The Dickens bar.

When & Where
Sunday, Feb. 21st
19:00 open / 19:30 start
What the Dickens, 4F Roob 6 Bldg, 1-13-3 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya
¥2,000
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Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament in English

Help people practice their English, and then help yourself to their poker chips. Professional poker dealers and equipment will be provided at Thursday’s tournament, and the proceedings will be conducted entirely in English. Top prize includes a ¥5000 Amazon gift card and points in the Japanese Poker Association’s rankings.

When & Where
Tuesday, Feb. 16th
19:30
Billiard Corner Pocket, Imura Building 2F, 3−9−5 Kotobuki
¥2300
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Tokyo Startup Pitch Bootcamp

Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp will help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop features talks by leading startup Founders designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and pitch to both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback in a relaxed setting.

When & Where
Wednesday, Feb. 17th
19:00
Microsoft HQ Shinagawa, Shinagawa Grand Central Tower
Free
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Krav Maga Self-Defense For Women

Krav Maga is a form of self-defense that combines aikido, boxing, wrestling, and judo. It’s designed for real life situations, and women can learn this distinct and efficient form of combat this Thursday in Meguro.

When & Where
Thursday, Feb. 18th
11:45 - 13:00
TODA Building 3F, 2-12-11, Kami Meguro, Meguro-ku
¥2000 Women only
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Free Meditation & Yoga

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple time-honoured technique that lets you tap into that energy and harness its power to become better balanced and better connected to yourself — emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually If you're having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Yoga Meditation might well help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You may enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 20th
13:00
Kenko Plaza Toshima 7F, 2-5-1 KamiIkebukuro, Toshima-Ku
Free
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New Bridge Toastmasters Regular Meeting

The Toastmasters are a “non-profit organization developing public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback in local clubs since 1924.” If you’re interested in developing your public speaking skills, this is a fantastic opportunity to do so.

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 20th
14:00
Aoyama Lifelong Learning hall, 4-19-7 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku
Free
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Philosophy Trial Lesson

Philosophy is the study of thought and wisdom itself. If you are interested in peering deeper into life’s questions, or learning tools that can improve your cognitive ability in day-to-day life, check out this free trial lesson.

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 20th
17:30
New Acropolis Cultural Association, Bay City Takigawa 901, 8-14 Daimachi
Free
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Japan Amusement Expo 2016

Japan Amusement Expo is the one of the largest amusement machines and equipment exhibition in the world. Products and services which displayed will include coin-op game machines, rides, play equipment, and prizes for amusement machine.

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 20th
10:00 - 17:00
Makuhari Messe, Inc., 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
¥1000
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Colin Firth Marathon

When & Where
Saturday, Feb. 20th
23:00 - 05:00
Shin Bungeiza Theater
¥2300
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VELTPUNCH, Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her, Luminous Orange Live


It’s a triple-header of some of Japan’s best alternative rock bands this Sunday at Fever. VELTPUNCH, Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her, and Luminous Orange are all veterans of the indie scene, and are ready to rock Shimo-Kitazawa once again.

When & Where
Sunday, Feb. 21st
18:00
Fever, Shin-daita building 1F, 1-1-14 Hanegi, Setagaya-ku
¥2800
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