Japan Events in December 2013

Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi (photo from bonjovibandaprovervial.blogspot.com)☐ Music
Info: An American rock band consisting of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, bassist Hugh McDonald, keyboardist David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres.

Date: Dec 3 | 7:00pm
Location: Osaka Kyocera Dome, OsakaNishi, Osaka
Nearest Station: Taisho Station & Dome Mae Station

Date: Dec 4 | 7:00pm
Location: Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Suidobashi Station and Korakuen Station

Entrance: ¥9,000 – ¥12,000 (adv)
Website: www.universal-music.co.jp/bon-jovi/

Dennis Hollingsworth Exhibition
Dennis Hollingsworth - Colossus - (photo from tomiokoyamagallery.com)☐ Art
Info: A Spanish-American artist with works of art containing lively brushstrokes, thick paint and scraped traces and shadows. When looking at the works of Hollingsworth, the viewer is caught up in the illusion of witnessing the actual moment of its creation.
Date: Dec 4-16 | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Entrance: Free
Location: 8F Art Gallery, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Shibuya Station
Tel #: 03-6434-1493
Website: www.tomiokoyamagallery.com/artists_en/hollingsworth_en/

Zebrahead - (photo from liquidroom.net)☐ Music
Info: An American rock band from Orange County, California, that incorporates genres such as punk rock, pop punk, rapcore, alternative rock, alternative metal, and funk metal. 7-times visitor to the Summer Sonic event in Japan.
Date: Dec 5 | 7:00pm
Entrance: ¥6,500
Location: Liquid Room, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Ebisu Station
Website: www.liquidroom.net/schedule/20131205

Techno Udon
Techno Udon - (photo from tokyoweekender.com)☐ Restaurants and Cafe / Around Town
Info: A hybrid dancing/dining event where learning how to knead udon is accompanied by the rhythm of techno music played by a DJ.

Date: Dec 7 | 8:00am (doors open at 7:00am and closes at 3:00pm)
Location: Eats & Meets Cay, MInato-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Omotesando Station

Date: Dec 8 | 8:00am (doors open at 7:00am and closes at 3:00pm)
Location:  New Osaka Hotel Shinsaibashi, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Nearest Station: Shinsaibashi Station

Entrance: ¥2,300 (door) | ¥2,000 (adv, sold online)
Website: http://sansujyuku.com/maewari/

Elvis Costello & the Imposters
Elvis Costello - (photo from caesarsac.com)☐ Music
Info: An English singer-songwriter and won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award.

Date: Dec 11-13 | 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Entrance: ¥8,000 (adv)
Location: Ex Theater Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Roppongi Station and Nogizaka  Station

Date: Dec 15 | 6:00pm (doors open at 5:00pm)
Entrance: ¥7,500 (adv)
Location: Zepp Namba, Naniwa, Osaka, Osaka
Nearest Station: Daikokucho Station and Ebisucho Station

Website: www.elviscostello.com/dance-card

Arashi - (phot from theapplehaslanded.wordpress.com)☐ Music
Info: popular Japanese idol group consisting of five members namely Satoshi Ohno, Sho Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya, and Jun Matsumoto; formed under the Johnny’s Entertainment talent agency.

Date: Dec 12-15 | 6:00pm
Location: Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Suidobashi Station and Korakuen Station

Date: Dec 20-22 | 6:00pm
Location: Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome, Chuo, Fukuoka
Nearest Station: Tojinmachi Station

Entrance: ¥8,500 (adv)
Tel #: 0180-0193-773
Website: http://www.johnnys-net.jp/


53rd Miss International Beauty Pageant 2013
MIss International 2013☐ Pageant
Info: Part of the Big Four international beauty pageants where contestants are expected to serve as “Ambassadors of Peace and Beauty”, demonstrating tenderness, benevolence, friendship, beauty, intelligence, ability to take action, and, most importantly, a great international sensibility.
Date: Dec 17
Location: Shinagawa Prince Hotel Hall, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Shinagawa Station
Website: www.miss-international.org

ASEAN Japan Drums and Voices Concert
ASEAN-Japan Drums & Voices (photo from TimeoutTokyo.com)☐ Music, Performing Arts
Info: A project to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan friendship and cooperation. The event involves forming a troupe of 12 traditional musicians from the participating countries.
Date: Dec 18 | 7:00pm
Entrance: ¥5,000 (adv)
Location: Orchard Hall, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Shibuya Station
Website: http://drums-and-voices.jp

Big Bang
Big Bang (photo from fanpop.com)☐ Music
Info: A popular K-pop group consisting of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. Big Bang is known for their unique urban-originated music and fashion style.
Date: Dec 19-20 | 6:00pm
Entrance: ¥9,500 (adv)
Location: Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Suidobashi Station and Korakuen Station
Tel #: 050-5533-0888

Perfume (photo from asiafighting.canalblog.com)☐ Music
Info: A popular Japanese pop girl group from Hiroshima, Japan, consisting of Ayano Ōmoto, Yuka Kashino, and Ayaka Nishiwaki.
Date: Dec 24-25 | 6:00pm
Entrance: ¥6,500 (adv)
Location: Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Suidobashi Station and Korakuen Station
Tel #: 03-5720-9999