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This Week in Tokyo For May 30 – June 5, 2016

Every Monday we post our picks of upcoming events in Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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Summer is almost here, get prepared with some firefly viewing, vegan treats, and a street festival 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.

How to build your business network in Asia

This is a fun, informal event designed to help grow your business network rather than stuffy, traditional Powerpoint presentations. We will give a lot of time for questions, interaction and relaxed business introductions.

When & Where
Monday, May 30th
18:00 - 21:00
Pasona office B1F Otemachi, Chiyoda, 2−6−4, Tokyo
¥1000

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 photographer Yulia Skogoreva, artist Arthur Huang, and architect Tomoo Nitta.

When & Where
Thursday, June 2nd
20:20 - 23:00
Super Deluxe, B1F , 3-1-25 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
¥1000

Early Summer Vegan Buffet

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of delicious vegan food, converse with like-minded people from all over the world, and relax in a casual atmosphere.

When & Where
Thursday, June 2nd
19:30 - 22:00
The Pink Cow, Tokyo Roi Building B1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi
¥2800

LEARNERS Live

Bummed about the cancelled Stone Roses Budokan shows? Check out some home grown alt-rock Friday night at Fever. LEARNERS will be teaming up with Inokashira Rangers, JAPPERS, and The Wisely Brothers for a night of rock and roll that probably won’t be derailed by freak drumming mishaps.

When & Where
Friday, June 3rd
18:30
Fever, Shin-daita building 1F, 1-1-14 Hanegi, Setagaya-ku
¥2500

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 send you into Golden Week with a smile. Admission is free, but help keep the lights on by ordering a drink or the special Comedy Quiche.

When & Where
Friday, June 3rd
20:00
Gamuso Asagaya,Takuei Building 2F-3F, Asagaya-kita 2-12-5, Suginami-ku
Free

Catch the Wave Pro Wrestling Tournament

32 of the world’s top female fighters will battle to prove who is worthy to challenge for the Wave title this Friday. Ayako Hamada, Yumi Ohka, Hikaru Shida, and more will put on a phenomenal pro wrestling show.

When & Where
Sunday, June 5th
12:00
Korakuen Hall, 1 Chome-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo
¥3000 and up

Shibuya Renaissance

A brief free music festival will be taking place between Tokyo and Shibuya 109 on Sunday afternoon. There’ be traditional Japanese music, mixed with modern J-Pop and even a choir.

When & Where
Sunday, June 5th
13:00
Bunkamura Street, Shibuya
Free

ShortShorts Film Festival & Asia 2016

The ShortShorts Film Festival is an Academy recognized celebration of some of the world’s best short films. 200 contestants from around the world will be screened, along with non-competition works like Martin Scorsese's The Audition.

When & Where
Until June 26th
Various
Various
Most events and screenings are free

Sankeien Firefly Evenings

Celebrate early summer with the traditional viewing of Fireflies near Yokohama this week. Both captive and wild fireflies will be on hand.

When & Where
Until June 5th
09:00 - 21:00, firefly-watching 19:30
Sankeien, 58-1 Honmoku-Sannotani, Naka-ku, Kanagawa
¥500, ¥200 kids

The Dinosaur Expo 2016

Did Jurassic World reignite your love for dinosaurs? Get up close with a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil along with a reconstruction of the Spinosaurus, the largest carnivorous dinosaur.

When & Where
Until June 12th
09:00 - 17:00
National Museum of Nature and Science, 7-20 Ueno Park
¥1600, includes admission to other exhibits
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