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This Week in Tokyo for Sep. 12 – 18, 2016

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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As always, there are tons of great events leading up to the Silver Week holidays in Japan. Here are a few of our favorites that are happening 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.

Tokyo Comedy Store New Material Night

You never know who is going to show up at New Material night: in January, U.S. stand-up and TV star Hannibal Buress made an impromptu appearance! Who’s next? Find out at the Double Tall Café as the Tokyo Comedy Store let's all comers try out material.

When & Where
Tuesday, September 13
8-10 p.m.
Double Tall Cafe, Shibuya East Side Building 2F, 3-12-24 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
Free with drink or food purchase
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Disrupting Japan 2nd Anniversary Live Show

The Disrupting Japan Podcast is celebrating its two-year anniversary with a live podcast at Super Deluxe in Roppongi. This will be a special show where Tim sits down over drinks with three of the most influential members of Tokyo’s venture capital community to talk about coming changes that will impact Japan's startups.

When & Where
Tuesday, September 13
6-10:30 p.m.
Super Deluxe B1, 3-1-25 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
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Donna Burke’s Ganime Jazz Live

You know her voice from some of your favorite video game and anime projects, and now you can see her perform live. Donna Burke will be performing her hit songs from "Metal Gear Solid," "Tokyo Ghoul," "Final Fantasy" and more with her band Ganime Jazz.

When & Where
Tuesday, September 13
7 p.m.
Absolute Blue, Toshima Hall B2F, 1-15-6 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
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A Night of Sake

Come join a fantastic, Japanese culture-themed event with an interesting network of people from all over the world sponsored by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan. There will be 21 sake brewers and sake-related products as well as ryokan stays as prizes.

When & Where
Friday, September 16
7-9 p.m.
Tokyo American Club, New York Ballroom, 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku
¥8,500 (members), ¥9,500 (non-members)
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London After Midnight

For September, London After Midnight will have its second international guest: Sasa Crnobrnja, one half of the dynamic duo In Flagranti and founder of Codec Records, will be joining for a night of funky cosmic disco delights at DJ Bar Bridge.

When & Where
Friday, September 16
8 p.m.-5 a.m.
DJ Bar Bridge, Park Side Kyoudou Bldg. 10F, 1-25-6 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
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The Tokyo Art Book Fair

The 8th annual Tokyo Art Book Fair will feature over 300 bookmakers from around the world, but it’s more than just books. There will be exhibitions, lectures, book signings and more.

When & Where
Friday, Sep. 16 to Monday, Sep. 19
Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. noon-10 p.m., Mon. 11 a.m.-7- p.m.
Tohoku University of Art & Design Gaien Campus, 1-7-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku
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Fiesta Mexicana

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at this year’s Fiesta Mexicana. Enjoy authentic Mexican food, goods, music and masked lucha libre!

When & Where
Sat, Sep. 17 to Mon, Sep. 19
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Aqua City Odaiba, Daiba, Minato-ku
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Tokyo Game Show 2016

Playstation, Wii U, 3DS and iPhone. Come and see the latest and greatest games the Japanese industry has to offer this weekend at the world famous Tokyo Game Show. Even if you aren’t much of a gamer, there will be tons of top-tier cosplayers on-hand. Get there early as lines can be long!

When & Where
Sat, Sep. 17 & Sun, Sep. 18
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Makuhari Messe, Nakase, 2 Chome Chiba-ken, Chiba-shi, Mihama-ku
¥1,000 (advance), ¥1,200 (door)
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