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This Week in Tokyo for Dec 5 – 11, 2016

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

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Learn Bollywood dances, watch classic B-movie fare and work on your public speaking skills 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.

Tuesday: Learn some exotic Bollywood moves

Bollywood Dance Workshop

Learn to do the real moves from top Indian movies with the Bollywood Dance Workshop. Tuesday’s lesson will focus on the dances from hit film “Balam Pichkari.” Beginners of both sexes are welcome — just bring your passion for dancing!

When & Where
Tue Dec. 6
7:30-8:45 p.m.
Studio21, Takenaka Sharume Building B1, 3-1-3 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku
¥2,200
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Wednesday: Discuss WWII history in Japan

Dialogue with Family of Former US Prisoners of War In Japan

This is a special event with five family members of former American prisoners of war in Japan. They will be visiting Japan at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of a cultural diplomacy program that started in 2010.

When & Where
Wed Dec. 7
6 p.m.
Temple University, Japan Campus, 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku
Free
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Thursday: Enjoy great food and belly dancing

Little Arabia Bellydance Show and Buffet

Enjoy a fantastic buffet from the fine chefs at the Pink Cow along with a sensual show of belly dancing from some of Tokyo’s top practitioners. Get the food and the show for one low price this Thursday.

When & Where
Thu Dec. 8
7 p.m.
The Pink Cow, Tokyo Roi Building, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
¥2,000 buffet / ¥4,000 buffet and drinks
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Friday: Attend a holiday party or speak in public

For Empowering Women 35th Anniversary Bonenkai

For its December meeting, FEW Japan invites members, partners and supporters to join them at The Classica Omotesando for its 35th Anniversary Bonenkai: FEWturistic. Every year the bonenkai is great fun so bring your darling and some friends to share in the holiday cheer over a delicious buffet and free-flow drinks.

When & Where
Fri Dec. 9
7 p.m.
The Classica Omotesando, 5-51-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
¥6,000 (FEW Members)
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Pioneer Toastmasters Monthly Meetup

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 working on your public speaking skills, this is a fantastic opportunity to do so.

When & Where
Fri Dec. 9
7-9 p.m.
Aoyama Lifelong Learning Hall, 4-19-7 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku
Free
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Saturday: Stay up all night with some sci-fi and horror movies

B-Movie All-Night Marathon

See some classic midnight movies on the big screen this Saturday. Wild and weird sci-fi and horror flicks "Star Crush," "The Medusa Touch" and "The Incredible Melting Man" will be playing at the Shin Bungeiza Theater.

When & Where
Sat Dec. 10
10:45 p.m.- 5 a.m.
Shin Bungeiza Theater, Maruhan Building 3, 1-43-5 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima
¥2,600
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