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This Week in Tokyo For June 27 – July 3, 2016

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Piano, pro-wrestling, punk rock and Pecha Kucha are all heading your way 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.

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 art director Atsushi Umezawa, writer Hengtee Lim and architect Tetsuo Kondo.

When & Where
Wednesday, June 29
8:20-11 p.m.
Super Deluxe, B1F , 3-1-25 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
¥1,000

Afterwork Bi-Lingual Yoga

Join Tom Wonda’s English/Japanese after-work yoga session. Every Wednesday Tom will lead an all-levels class at the International Yoga Center in Iidabashi.

When & Where
Every Wednesday
8-9 p.m.
IYC Kudan, Fumihiro-sha Bldg. 2, 2-14-1 Iidabashi, Chiyoda
¥3,000

Opening of Mount Fuji

Yama-biraki is a traditional Shinto ritual that marks the beginning of the Mt. Fuji climbing season. Take a trip to Yamanashi Prefecture to see this beautiful ceremony at the serene Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen shrine.

When & Where
Thursday, June 30
3 p.m.
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine, 5558 Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture
Free

Filthy Loser Tour Japan 2016

Australian punk rock heroes Bits of Shit will be making their way to Japan for a raucous show with Kobe’s Douglas, d/i/s/c/o/s and Omit Vomit.

When & Where
Thursday, June 30
7 p.m.
Heavy Sick, Nishihara 2-27-4 B1, Shibuya-ku
¥2,000

The Gamuso Comedy Show

Laughs are free at the Gamuso Comedy Show! This Friday, five of Tokyo’s best English-speaking comedians will put on a show of stand up, improv and music that will surely start your weekend with a smile. Admission is free, but help keep the lights on by ordering a drink or the special Comedy Quiche.

When & Where
Friday, July 1
8 p.m.
Gamuso Asagaya, Takuei Building 2F-3F, Asagaya-kita 2-12-5, Suginami-ku
Free

ICCJ Summer Gala Dinner & Concert with Alberto Pizzo 2016

After a busy first-half of the year, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan invites you to relax at the “150th anniversary of Italy-Japan relations”-themed summer gala dinner and concert. The feast, standing-style, will take place in the Hyatt Regency in Nishi-Shinjuku, where guests can network, relax, and enjoy a summer “notte blu” (blue night) with great Italian food and wine. Famed Italian pianist Alberto Pizzo will provide entertainment for the evening, and will also perform three more times in Tokyo the following week.

When & Where
Friday, July 1
7:30-10 p.m.
Momoyama Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Tokyo, 2-7-2 Nishishinju-ku
¥10,000 (ICCJ members), ¥14,000 (non-members)

ICE Ribbon Pro Wrestling Tournament

Sunday is always a great day to watch some wrestling. The ICE Ribbon title will be on the line as veteran Tsukasa Fujimoto challenges upstart star Risa Sera. There will be seven matches in all.

When & Where
Sunday, July 3
Noon
Korakuen Hall, 1 Chome-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo
¥3,000 and up
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