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This Week in Tokyo for Feb 6-12, 2017

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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Gamers, nerds, dancers and liars unite! There’s something for people of all stripes to enjoy this week in Tokyo!

And if you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or send us an email to have your event listed.

Monday: Improve your Japanese

Free Japanese Class

Improve your Japanese skills and make new friends with this informal class. The 80’s Cafe regularly hosts language exchanges and classes. Monday’s offering will be a casual Japanese conversation class.

When & Where
Mon, Feb. 5
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
80's Cafe Akihabara, 1-21-4 Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku
Free with 1 drink
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Tuesday: Practice your martial arts

Free Capoeira Class

Learn the exhilarating Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. This class is designed to introduce beginners to the dance, music, and acrobatics of Capoeira.

When & Where
Tue, Feb. 7
8:15 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Studio Canary, Shibuya 1-4-6, Shibuya
¥500 adults / ¥200 students
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Thursday: Spot a liar

Perfect Liars Club

Perfect Liars Club is a story interrogation, a storytelling show with a side of shrewd. Four storytellers tell you a story. Three are true, and one is a lie. Listen. Laugh. Interrogate. Vote. And then brace yourself for the shocking truth. Can you spot the liar?

When & Where
Thu, Feb. 9
7:30 p.m.
Good Heavens Bar, 2F 5-32-5 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku
¥1,500
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Friday: Share your trivia

Nerd Nite Tokyo #8

Nerd Nite is “the Discovery Channel with beer”, a worldwide monthly event series that mixes presentations, performances, trivia, demos, music, and of course drinking.

When & Where
Fri, Feb. 10
7:30 p.m.
Good Heaven’s Bar, 5-32-5 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku
¥1,500
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Saturday & Sunday: Experience cutting-edge technology

Game Party Japan 2017

Meet and greet game developers, get a hands-on demo of the new Nintendo Switch, and visit a real-life Pokemon Go Pokestop this weekend at Makuhari Messe. Game Party Japan is a two-day conference covering all aspects of video games and gamer culture. You can celebrate games new and old this weekend at Makuhari Messe.

When & Where
Sat, Feb. 11 & Sun, Feb. 12
10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Makuhari Messe, 2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
¥2,500 two-day pass
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Sunday: Rock out

Mono Live

Mono is internationally regarded as one of the best instrumental rock bands of all time, and are certainly one of Japan’s finest acts. They’ll be playing music from their new album "Requiem For Hell." This is a can’t miss show for rock fans.

When & Where
Sun, Feb. 12
6:30 p.m.
Unit, Za House Buil. 1-34-17 Ebisu-nishi, Shibuya-ku
¥3,800
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Ongoing: Get your just desserts

Yokohama Strawberry Festival

Taste strawberries and strawberry desserts from all over Japan at this two-week culinary expo. The Yokohama Strawberry Festival is an annual event sure to delight every strawberry lover in the area. There are also workshops to teach you how to make your own delicacies.

When & Where
Until Tue, Feb. 14
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, 1-1, Naka, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Free
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