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This Week in Tokyo September 14 – 20, 2015

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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There are tons of great events leading up to silver week; here are a few of our favorites on 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.

Tokyo Game Show

Playstation, Wii U, 3DS, and iPhone. Come and see the latest and greatest games the Japanese industry has to offer this weekend at the world famous Tokyo Game Show. Even if you aren’t much of a gamer, there will be tons of top-tier cosplayers on-hand. Saturday and Sunday are open to the public, but get there early as lines can be long.

When & Where
Saturday, Sept 19th and Sunday, Sept 20th
10:00 - 17:00
Makuhari Messe
¥1000 advance / ¥1200 door
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Kana Pro Mania

A Japanese athlete was one of the top trending topics this week on twitter. No, it wasn’t a baseball or soccer player, it was pro wrestler Kana! She recently signed a contract with an American wrestling company, and will have her final match in Japan, at least for a while, this Tuesday. Don’t miss your last chance to see this icon in action.

When & Where
Tuesday, Sept. 15th
17:45 open / 18:30 start
Korakuen Hall, 1 Chome-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo
From ¥2000
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Pop Sabbath! feat. Looprider

Pop, rock, alternative, and metal will all be blended up and served, with some DJs on the side, this Wednesday at Volt. Headliners Looprider will be celebrating the release of their first album, “My Electric Fantasy.”

When & Where
Wednesday, Sept. 16th
19:00 open / 19:30 start
20000Volt, L-GRAZIA B1, 1-7-23 Koenji Minami, Suginami-ku
¥1500 advance / ¥2000 door
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Dance Lesson at Miyashita Park

Tired of getting served on the dance floor? Ready to step up your dance moves? Instructor Simon Tan is ready and willing to offer free beginners dance lessons with a focus on hip hop, freestyle, and dubstep. If you ever wanted to dance in a club without worrying about looking like an idiot, this is the place to learn!

When & Where
Thursday, Sept. 17th
19:30 - 22:30
Miyashita Park, 1-26-5 Shibuya-ku
Free, donations welcome
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Classic American Bar at the Hyatt

Craving chili dogs, onion rings, or buffalo wings? Check out The Hyatt’s new pop up restaurant. It’ll be serving American diner food until October.

When & Where
Thursday and Friday evenings until Oct. 23rd
17:00 - 21:00
4F Chapel Garden, Grand Hyatt Tokyo
¥6000
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English Standup Comedy Show

See Tokyo’s longest running standup comedy show this Thursday night. Yes, it’s in English, and yes it’s free, and it’s all from the good folks at The Comedy Store.

When & Where
Thursday, Sept. 17th
19:00
The Hobgoblin, 3F Ichiban Bldg. 1-3-11, Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ku
Free (please buy a drink)
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Fiesta Mexicana

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with this year’s Fiesta Mexicana. Enjoy authentic Mexican food, goods, music, and masked lucha libre!

When & Where
Saturday, Sept. 19th to Monday, Sept. 21st
11:00-19:00
Aqua City Odaiba, Daiba, Minato-ku
Free
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2015 Philippine Festival

Famous entertainers from the Philippines will appear in Yoyogi Park this weekend for the annual Philippine Festival. Enjoy amazing Filipino music, food, dance, crafts, and more.

When & Where
Saturday, Sept. 19th and Sunday, Sept. 20th
09:00 - 17:00
Yoyogi Park
Free
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Vietnam Festa in Kanagawa

Film star Ayame Goriki is the official ambassador for Kanagawa’s celebration of all things Vietnam. Special attractions include an MTV produced concert, a night time lantern festival, and a mass wedding!

When & Where
Saturday, Sept. 18th to Sunday, Sept. 20th
11: 00 - 21: 00, Sun. 10:00 - 17:00
Kanagawa Prefectural Government Building
Free
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The Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015

The 7th annual Tokyo Art Book Fair will feature over 300 bookmakers from around the world, but it’s more than just books. There will be exhibitions, talk programs, book signings and more.

When & Where
Saturday, Sept. 19th to Monday, Sept. 21st
Sat 15:00 - 21:00 Sun 12:00 - 20:00 Mon 11:00 - 19:00
Tohoku University of Art & Design Gaien Campus
Free
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France Party in Daikanayma

Meet new people while enjoying crepes and all the wine you can drink this Saturday in Daikanyama. The France Party invites all those with an interest in French culture to meet up and party. Vive la France!

When & Where
Saturday, Sept. 19th
19:00 - 22:00
The Room Daikanyama, Za HOUSE 5F, 1-34-17 Nishi-Ebisu,Shibuya-ku
¥2500
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