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This Week in Tokyo For Aug. 8 – 14, 2016

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Don’t let the dog days of summer get you down. Brave souls who fight the heat and humidity will be rewarded with several exciting things to do 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.


If you’re an adult who misses the cycle of triumph and humiliation that was middle school, we have good news: dodgeball is back! You can make new friends — and maybe a few enemies — with the Tokyo Dodgeball Friendship Club that organizes games weekly. Unlike middle school, you can grab a beer afterward with the person who just tagged you in the face.

When & Where
Monday, Aug. 6
6:45 p.m.
4-33 Ichigayanakanochō, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō
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Democrats Abroad Japan Speakeasy

Shillary for Hillary or a Bernie or Buster? 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 it.

When & Where
Tursday, Aug. 11
7:30 p.m.
The Aldgate British Pub, 30-4 Udagawachō, Shibuya
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Bombon Japan Tour

California surf rockers Bombon will be making their first trip to Japan this week. See them for just ¥1,000 along with Boys Age, Erasers and Belly Button this Thursday at Sound Studio Dom.

When & Where
Thursday, Aug. 11
6:30 p.m.
Sound Studio DOM, 3F Koenjiminami 4-25-7, Suginami-ku
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Bolshoi Circus

The world famous Bolshoi Circus will be returning to Japan this week with a five-day stop in Chiba.

When & Where
Aug. 11-15
Makuhari Messe, 2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
From ¥3,700
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Pioneer Toastmasters Monthly 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
Friday, Aug. 12
7-9 p.m.
Aoyama Lifelong Learning Hall, 4-19-7 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku
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Comiket 90

Comic Market, better known as Comiket, is a massive gathering for lovers of manga, anime, and video games. The summer edition will take place this week at Tokyo Big Sight. Shop from thousands of exhibitors hawking comic goods and original, independent manga. There’ll also be lots of top notch cosplayers to meet and photograph!

When & Where
Aug. 12-14
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tokyo Big Sight, 3-11-1, Ariake, Koto-ku
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Anton Yelchin Film Festival

Anton Yelchin was a fantastic young actor who tragically passed away last month. Say goodbye to the young star with a special selection of his films: "Odd Thomas," "Dying of the Light," "Rudderless" and "Burying the Ex."

When & Where
Saturday, Aug. 13
11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Shin Bungeiza Theater, Tokyo Maruhan Ikebukuro Bldg. 3F, 1-43-5 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
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