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This Week in Tokyo for Sep. 19 – 25, 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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Didn’t manage to get out of town for the holidays? No worries, there’s still plenty to do this Silver 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.

Johnny Foreigner

High-octane Birmingham garage rockers Johnny Foreigner will be making their way to Japan again. This time, they’ll be supporting their new album “Mono No Aware.” You can see them live this Tuesday at Shibuya O-Nest.

When & Where
Tuesday, September 20
7 p.m.
Shibuya O-Nest, On Air West Bldg. 6F, 2-3 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku
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Stardom 5 Star Grand Prix 2016

Incredible athleticism combined with exceptional theater make Japanese pro wrestling, known as "puroresu," a must-see event. On Wednesday night, World Wonder Ring Stardom pro wrestling will continue their big tournament to determine who will get a shot at the Wonder of Stardom title. This will surely be the most exciting thing you’ve ever done on a hump day.

When & Where
Wednesday, September 22
6:30 p.m.
Korakuen Hall, 1 Chome-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku
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Tokyo International Book Fair

The Tokyo International Book Fair will bring together 40,000 book lovers this weekend at Tokyo Big Sight. It will feature hundreds of exhibitors from Japan and abroad, and feature special performances and activities related to book culture, and a special Children’s Learning Fair focusing on the latest in educational material.

When & Where
Sat, Sep. 24th & Sun, Sep. 25
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tokyo Big Sight, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
Free with pre-registration
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Fukuro Matsuri

Ikebukuro gets a chance to shine during this annual Silver Week festival. Loads of dancers, singers and taiko drummers will perform throughout each day and Saturday night Mitake-jinja shrine will have its big mikoshi parade.

When & Where
Sat, Sep. 24 & Sun, Sep. 25
Sat 12:40 p.m. & Sun 10:30 a.m.
JR Ikebukuro station west exit area
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Namaste India Festival

This year's annual celebration of India will be a special one due to the recent visit of the Indian prime minister. Head to Yoyogi to celebrate with Indian food, art, crafts, music and tons of Bollywood dancing.

When & Where
Sat, Sep. 24 & Sun, Sep. 25
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Yoyogi Park
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Japan Karate Association All Japan Championship

See Japan’s most powerful karate practitioners battle in a best-of-the-best tournament. Winners will be crowned for men and women in both "kata" (performance) and "kumite" (battle).

When & Where
Sunday, Sep. 25
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Makuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
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Pirates of Tokyo Bay Bilingual Improv Show

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay are Tokyo’s only bilingual improv comedy troupe, so their fun, innovative and hilarious shows have something for everyone. Enjoy their one-of-a-kind, all-improvised event this Sunday night at What The Dickens bar.

When & Where
Sunday, September 25
7 p.m.
What the Dickens, 4F Roob 6 Bldg, 1-13-3 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya
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