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  • Modern Disco

    Fri Mar 6, 2015
    Might want to stay away if you're looking for neon outfits, outrageous hairstyles and 'Saturday Night Fever' dancing – despite ... More details
  • Neo Classics

    Fri Mar 6, 2015
    The flagship party at Udagawacho’s venerable Organ Bar, this monthly Takeshi Kubota-run meeting is perfect for the ... More details
  • Leisure System Presents New Build

    Fri Mar 6, 2015
    Hard-hitting Berlin collective Leisure System, regularly housed at the iconic Berghain and also operating a noteworthy label of ... More details
  • Nisennenmondai

    Sun Mar 8, 2015
    This all-female three-piece may be playing with a conventional rock lineup of bass, guitar and drums, but they've stripped ... More details
  • Nitro Circus Live

    Sat Mar 7 - Sun Mar 8, 2015
    Headed by motocross stunt hero Travis Pastrana, 'action sport collective' Nitro Circus make their Japan debut with two shows at ... More details
  • Ramen Girls Festival '15

    Sat Mar 7 - Sun Mar 8, 2015
    Once upon a time, most ladies wouldn't be caught dead in a ramen shop, smartly staying away from the greasy smell, ... More details
  • The Mode and the Cinema

    Sat Mar 7 - Fri Mar 13, 2015
    Leading up to the March 14 Japan premiere of Frédéric Tcheng's critically acclaimed Dior and I, Bunkamura's Le Cinema is ... More details
  • Sake Bar Khaosan

    Sun Mar 8 - Sat Mar 14, 2015
    Even if you're not a budget traveller bunking at Asakusa's Khaosan Origami, heading to this 'decorative hostel' in early March ... More details
  • Ameya Eitaro Sweet Jewels

    Until Sat Mar 14, 2015
    Cut to resemble real diamonds and crystals, these extra-special candy drops sure look rather impressive, especially when placed ... More details

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