This Week in Tokyo For July 25 – 31, 2016

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On July 25, 2016
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Summer is the perfect time to take in fireworks displays, watch cultural festivals, of course — go Pokémon hunting! There’s all that and more in and around Tokyo this week. If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

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 Wednesday’s Pecha Kucha will feature architect Kazuyasu Kochi and film critic Haruka Hama.

Date
Wednesday, July 27
Time
8:20 -11 p.m.
Location
Super Deluxe, B1F, 3-1-25 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
Fee
¥1,000

Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri

Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri celebrates old customs, but is a relatively young festival. The event originated in Okinawa to honor ancestors and pray for prosperity via traditional dance and music. It was only fourteen years ago when the festival was brought from Okinawa to Shinjuku and quickly became a summer tradition. Just head to Shinjuku station and follow the taiko drum beat to find this event!

Date
Saturday, July 30
Time
Noon - 8 p.m.
Location
Shinjuku Station, east and west exits
Fee
Free

Taiwan Festa

Enjoy an authentic Taiwanese night market, delicious food and tapioca drinks this weekend at Yoyogi Park. Taiwanese celebrities and musicians will be on hand for the celebration.

Date
Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31
Time
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location
Yoyogi Park
Fee
Free

Pokémon Hunting

Gotta catch em’ all? Do it with friends by joining the new Tokyo Pokémon group in Shinjuku Gyoen this Saturday.

Date
Saturday, July 30
Time
Noon
Location
Shinjuku Gyoen, 2-5-16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Fee
¥200

Eigo Comedy Show

See some of Japan’s best comedians doing a special all-English show this Saturday. Headliner’s include Last Comic Standing’s Ken Suzuki and Japan’s Got Talent’s Kaori.

Date
Saturday, July 30
Time
7-9:30 p.m.
Location
Baba Goya, 1-4-1 Shimo-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku
Fee
¥3,500
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Politics, post-punk, and pro wrestling aficionado.

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