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This Week in Tokyo for Jan 23-29, 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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This week, step into the exciting, fast-paced and informative world of Pecha Kucha or the also exciting, fast-paced but action-packed world of Donnie Yen. All those and more are happening this week in Tokyo. If you’re organizing, planning or promoting an upcoming event, leave us a comment or send us an email to have your event listed.

Wednesday: 20/20

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a fast-paced presentation style that originated in Tokyo but has spread to over 700 cities worldwide. Each speaker only has time to show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, allowing for an array of different ideas to be shared in one night. This Pecha Kucha night will feature artist Seiichiro Osawa, writer Tomomi Furukawa and Yumi Takahashi of Reactive in Tokyo.

When & Where
Wed, Jan. 25
8 p.m.
Super Deluxe, B1F, 3-1-25 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
¥1,000

Thursday: Hindsight

FuckUp Nights Tokyo, Vol. IX

FuckUp Nights is a global movement that started in Mexico in 2012 and has spread to 100+ cities in more than 35 countries around the world. The concept is simple: to break away from the stigmas surrounding "failure." The lessons we can learn from failure are often more valuable and interesting than stories about success.

When & Where
Thu, Jan. 26
7-9:30 p.m.
Hub Tokyo 2-11-3 Meguro, Meguro-ku
¥1,000

Saturday: Donnie’s dollhouse

Daruma Doll Fair

Takahata Fudoson temple is hosting a festival for daruma dolls this Saturday. You can take home one of these beautiful souvenirs, and enjoy traditional food and performances.

When & Where
Sat, Jan. 28
2 p.m.
Takahata Fudoson Temple, Takahata 733, Hino-shi, Tokyo
Free

Donnie Yen Movie Marathon

Donnie Yen is one of the world’s hottest action stars and is featured in both "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "XXX: Return of Xander Cage." See a marathon of some of his best works including "Legend of the Fist" and "Ip Man" at Shin Bungeiza Theatre this Saturday night.

When & Where
Sat, Jan. 28
10:45 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Shin Bungeiza Theater, Maruhan Building 3, 1-43-5 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima
¥2,600

Sunday: Beans talk

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay Bilingual Comedy Show

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay are Tokyo’s only bilingual improv comedy troupe, so their fun, innovative and hilarious shows have something for everyone. Enjoy their one-of-a-kind, all-improvised event this Sunday night at What The Dickens in Ebisu.

When & Where
Sun, Jan. 29
7:30 p.m.
What the Dickens, 4F Roob 6 Bldg, 1-13-3 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya-ku
¥2,000

Setsubun Festival

Celebrate "setsubun" (spring festival) early with the Welcome Tokyo group. Several holiday-related games are planned for the day, culminating in chasing the devils away with soybeans, for good luck.

When & Where
Sun, Jan. 29
2-5 p.m.
Studio Grand Blue, 4-21-7 Koenji-minami, Suginami-ku
¥2,000

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