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This Week in Tokyo for Jan 16-22, 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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The holidays are over and it’s time to return to the real world. Don’t despair! There are still plenty of things to do this week in Tokyo to get your mind off of the daily grind. Here are a few of the best. If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

Tuesday: Geek convergence

Tokyo HackerSpace Open Meeting

The Tokyo HackerSpace initiative was created from discussions at TokyoBarCamp 2009. It's a collective made up of programmers, engineers, IT administrators, artists, chefs, musicians, and people interested in geek culture. The goal of the group is to converge technology, arts, crafts, and music.

When & Where
Tue, Jan. 17
7:30 p.m.
THS Nakaitabashi, 40-7 Yayoi-cho, Itabashi-ku
Free
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Thursday: By the light of the moon or monitor

Moonlight Masquerade featuring The Roamers

Spectrum is kicking off the New Year with a lineup of top-notch artists at Tokyo's most enchanting venue. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of our fantastic musicians, as they play silhouetted by the iconic moon at Moon Romantic. They'll be bringing a little bit of funk, soul, acoustic and indie, with a lot of vim, passion and creativity.

When & Where
Thu, Jan. 19
6:30 p.m.
Aoyama Moonromatic, Simple Aoyama Bldg B1F, 4-9-1 Minami-Aoyama
¥2,000
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Persuasive Business Writing Seminar

Write emails, reports and presentations that get your stakeholders approving your ideas, supporting you and taking action. Write clearly, concisely and persuasively by front loading your purpose and focusing on clear requests and benefits from your reader‘s viewpoint.

When & Where
Thu, Jan. 19
7 p.m.
J Global Institute, B2 Yaesuguchi Kaikan, 1-7-20 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
¥6,000
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Friday: Winter is coming

Winter Sports Festa Season 16

Before you hit the slopes this winter, get some great deals on the latest snow wear at Makuhari Messe. There will be 340 brands featured and millions of winter items await you.

When & Where
Fri, Jan. 20 to Sun, Jan. 22
11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri from 3 p.m.)
Makuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
Free
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Saturday: Friendly planet

Earth Garden Winter

This weekend’s Yoyogi festival celebrates a country called Earth. Peruse eco-friendly crafts, organic foods, and workshops promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles. There will also be three stages of musical and artistic performances.

When & Where
Sat, Jan. 21 & Sun, Jan. 22
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Yoyogi Park
Free
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Ongoing: A horror movie night

Neon Demon

Neon-tinged existential noir master Nicolas Winding Refn’s ("Drive," "Only God Forgives") latest film is a horror/thriller that stars Elle Fanning as an aspiring model whose dreams are slowly devoured by the L.A. fashion scene.

When & Where
From Fri, Jan. 13
Various
Toho Cinemas, Various
Various
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