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This Week in Tokyo For April 11 – 17, 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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You can learn about success and failure, yoga and holi, journalism and politics 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.

FuckUp Nights Tokyo Vol. VI

FuckUp Nights is a global movement that started in Mexico in 2012 and has spread to +100 cities in more than 35 countries around the world. The concept of FuckUp Nights is simple: breaking away from the stigmas surrounding (business) ‘failure’. The lessons we can learn from failure are often more valuable and interesting than stories about success.

When & Where
Thursday, Apr. 14th
19:00 - 21:30
HUB Tokyo 2-11-3 Meguro
¥3000
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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 speaker is Guy Totaro, Social & Creative Director at shared office space Lowp.

When & Where
Tuesday, Apr. 12th
19:00 - 22:00
The Pink Cow, Tokyo Roi Building B1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi
¥2000
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For Empowering Women Monthly Meeting

Join For Empowering Women in Japan on April 14 to interview a panel of four incredible female journalists in Tokyo. Come find out the differences between Western and Japanese journalism, what their personal experiences have been working in Japan (struggles and successes included) and what their favorite interviews/stories of their careers thus far have been.

When & Where
Thursday, April 14th
19:00 - 22:00
Centre Hall, 3F Minami Azabu Centre, 4-12-25 Minami Azabu
Members ¥2000 Non-members ¥5000, women only
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Democrats Abroad Japan Speakeasy

Bernie Sanders won the Democrats Abroad Japan primary and has tons of momentum with 7 straight US primary victories. However Hillary Clinton already has a commanding delegate lead. If you’re a member of the democratic party, or just interested in talking American politics, head to the Aldgate British Pub Thursday night to discuss this exciting race.

When & Where
Thursday, Apr. 14th
19:30
The Aldgate British Pub, 30-4 Udagawachō, Shibuya
Free
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Thursday Night Climbing

The Tokyo Bouldering and Rock Climbing Club is hosting their regular Thursday climb on the T-WALL Kinshicho this Thursday.

When & Where
Thursday, Apr. 14th
20:00
T-WALL Kinshicho, Mori 2-10-12 Mori, Koto-ku
¥1500 plus ¥500 registration fee for 1st timers
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Tokyo Cigar Group

Head over to Rhum et Tafia cafe in Roppongi and meet up with the Tokyo Cigar group. Bring your own or buy a cigar there. Anyone is welcome, beginners, too, so read up on your Hemingway, watch a Harvey Keitel movie, and sink into the warmth of a nice stogie.

When & Where
Friday, Apr. 15th
23:00
Rhum et Tafia cafe, Roppongi
Free
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Holi Yokohama 2016

Holi is a famous spring festival from India in which people apply colors on each other. You can participate in look contest and win many prizes too. There will be many food stalls and Indian cultural program. If you will wait till end you can also enjoy free bollywood dance.

When & Where
Friday, Apr. 15th to Sunday, Apr. 17th
11:30 - 21:00, 10:00 - 21:00, 10:00 - 19:00
Red Brick Warehouse, 1-1 Shin-Minato, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Free admission, ¥1980 for colors and T-Shirt
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ARK Animal Adoption Fair in Kanagawa

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, Apr.17th
12:00 - 15:00
Dog Salon Kugenuma Craft Building, 2-11-14 Ishigami, Kugenuma, Fujisawa, Kanagawa
Free
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Yoga Class at Yamashita Park

Yoga Asobi Instructor Tomoe will teach Yoga in Yamashita Park. I speak English & Japanese and the class will be held mainly in Japanese and partially in English. This session is appropriate for all skill levels. Feel free to bring friends and family!

When & Where
Saturday, Apr. 16th
10:30 - 11:30
279 Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama
¥1000
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Total Feedback feat. cruyff in the bedroom

Total Feedback is Koenji High's celebration of the noisy side of Japanese rock. See half-a-dozen great shoegaze bands for one low price. This Sunday's edition features cruyff in the bedroom, Doodle, LOVE LOVE STRAW, and more.

When & Where
Sunday, Apr. 17th
16:00 open / 16:30 start
Koenji High, 4-30-1 Koenji-Minami, Suginami
¥2500 advance, ¥3000 door
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