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This Week in Tokyo for Oct.3 – 9, 2016

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

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This Tuesday to Sunday is for writers, photographers, liars, eaters, athletes and horror movie fans. Which one are you? Wait… are you lying? Is that even your real name? The truth will out us 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.

Tuesday: Write all about it

Travel Writing Workshop

Interested in travel writing or just want to share your story? The Japan Travel Writing Community Project is a growing group of bloggers, journalists and new writers keen to discuss platforms, tools and ideas. “Come join our travel and writing community. Write, get published, learn and grow together. Please come and find out about how you can be involved in our project! And learn some new tips of the travel trade.”

When & Where
Tuesday, October 4th
Fab Cafe, Dogenzaka Peer 1F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
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Wednesday: Laugh, cry and be inspired by the world’s best photos


World Press Photo Exhibition

See dozens of the the world’s most stunning photos in this extraordinary yearly exhibition. The winners of the 2016 World Press photojournalism contest will be on display in Ebisu this month. The photos cover current events, nature, sports, and more.

When & Where
Until October 23rd, 2016
10:00-17:00, Friday/Saturday 10:00-20:00
Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku
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Thursday: Spot the liar

Perfect Liars Club

Drink beer and join the Perfect Liars Club for a storytelling show with a side of shrewd. Four storytellers tell you a story. Three are true, and one is a lie. Listen. Laugh. Interrogate. Vote. And then brace yourself for the shocking truth. Can you spot the liar?

When & Where
Thursday, October 6th
Good Heavens Bar, 2F 5-32-5 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku
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Friday: Put on your stretchy pants and taste all of Tokyo

Taste of Tokyo

Hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, this annual event aims to share the various attractions of the capital with those in Japan and abroad. Each festival area, Marunouchi, Yurakucho, and Hibiya, will again offer its own exciting combination of food, exhibits, and activities. A fun way to experience one of the world's biggest cities - condensed.

When & Where
Friday, October 7th to Sunday, October 9th
Friday 11:00-21:00, Saturday/Sunday 11:00-17:00
Marunouchi Naka Dori, Gyoko Dori, Tokyo International Forum, and Hibiya Park
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Saturday: Go surprise bowling and then be chased by your murderous relatives

Tokyo Sports Expo 2016

Meet Japanese athletes while testing your own athletic prowess at this two-day sports-themed festival. You can compete in traditional sports like archery, fencing, and basketball or try your hand at more innovative activities like the bungee run and “surprised bowling.” Not sure what will be surprising but we hope it's not a bowling ball to the face.

When & Where
Saturday, October 8th/Sunday, October 9th
Komazawa Olympic Park and Koganei Olympic Park
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“Family” Horror Night

The psychological terror is coming from inside the house! Spend a night watching four movies that show attempts to survive horror with, or from, your own family: The Mist, The Boy, Backtrack, and Goodnight Mommy. #itsalmostthanksgiving

When & Where
Saturday, October 8th
Shin Bungeiza Theater, Tokyo Maruhan Ikebukuro Bldg. 3F, 1-43-5 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
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Sunday: Wear your skinniest jeans for a curated indie gig

Farm Party 20 featuring dorcelsius

The always reliable Ruby Room will present a collection of fantastic indie acts curated by Tokyo Gig Guide. See Vinylhouse5, Potlucks, and French duo dorcelsius this Saturday Night and make all your skinny jeans fantasies come true.

When & Where
Sunday, October 9th
Ruby Room, 2F Kasumi Bldg, Dogenzaka 2-25-17, Shibuya
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