JapanAND1 PRESENTS STREET2ELITE (Tokyo): Aug. 19, 7 p.m.; includes Dennis Rodman as a special guest; Ariake Collosium; eight-minute walk from Ariake and Ariake-no Mori Station on Yurikamome-Line; 3,000-6,000-9,000-12,900 yen; Disk Garage 03-5436-9600; (Japanese only).

BROADWAY MUSiCIAL "IN THE HEIGHTS" (Tokyo): Aug. 20-Sept. 5 (no show Aug. 23-24 & 30); Tony Award winner for best musical; Tokyo International Forum Hall C; 8,000-10,000-12,000 yen; one-minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station or five-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station; Kyodo Tokyo 03-3498-666; or

AZABU JUBAN SUMMER NIGHT FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Aug. 20-22, 3-9 p.m.; Azabu Jyuban in Roppongi, Tokyo, special performance, Juban’s traditional show, international Bazarr and more; 03-3451-5812; (Japanese only).

FIVB WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL WORLD GRAND PRIX (Tokyo): Aug. 20-22; world top 12 national teams such as Italy, Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Japan and others are competing at National Yoyogi Stadium No. 1 Gymnasium; 1,000-3,000-5,500-6,500 yen; 03-5786-2100.

WWE RAW PRESENTS SUMMER SLAM TOUR 2010 (Tokyo): Aug. 20, 7 p.m., Aug. 21, 6 p.m; features Superstars including John Cena; Ryogoku Kokugikan; two-minute walk from JR Ryogoku Station East Exit on Sobu-Line; 3,000-5,000-10,000-20,000 yen; Kyodo Tokyo 03-3498-9999; (Japanese only).

TOMIKA (MINIATURE) EXHIBITION: Aug. 20-29, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., featuring nostalgic and best-selling miniature models including trucks, ambulances, racing vehicles and more; Makuhari Messe; five-minute walk from JR Keiyo Line, Kaihim-Makuhari Station; 1,000 yen adults, 800 yen children; 03-5435-0604.

MITAKA AWA ODORI (Tokyo): Aug. 21, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 22, 6-8:40 p.m.; dance performed in the Chuo and Sakura streets of Mitaka city; JR Mitaka on Chuo and Sobu Lines; Mitaka Awa Odori Shinkokai Jimukyoku 0422-49-3111; (Japanese only).

AMATEUR RADIO (HAM) FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Aug. 21-22, 10 a.m., Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Hall West 2 Hall; features amateur radio equipment, computer related equipment and lectures; three-minute walk from Kokusai Tenjijo Shomen Station on Yurikamome Monorail; 1,500 yen adults, free for senior and junior high school students and elementary school students; 03-5395-3118;

12th WANGAN DARTS TOURNAMENT (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 21-22, 232 dart enthusiasts compete at Makuhari Messe; 3,000 yen for entry; 10-minute walk from Keihin Makuhari on JR Keiyo-Line; 047-397-7499; (Japanese only).

MARCHING BAND CONTEST (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 40 groups from Chiba prefecture compete at Makuhari Messe; five-minute walk from JR Keiyo Line, Kaihim-Makuhari Station; 1,000 yen; 043-227-6895.

MUSCLE MUSCIAL "MATSURI" (Tokyo): ends Aug. 25; Shibuya Muscle Museum; features music, costume, acrobatic skills, art and muscle power; 10-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station; 5,800-7,800-9,800 yen adults, 5,500 yen children; 0120-917-999;

FUJI YOSHIDA FIRE FESTIVAL (Yamanashi prefecture): Aug. 26-27. An annual event held at the Fuji Sengen Shrine to celebrate the end of Mount Fuji’s climbing season and honor the guardian spirit of the volcano. See mikoshi (portable shrine) procession during the festival. Large bonfires line the village road in front of homes with 100 festival stalls and 150,000 spectators; 0555-22-1111; (Japanese only).

JAPAN DIY HOME CENTER SHOW 2010 (Chiba prefecture): Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 28, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Makuhari Messe; featuring carpenter’s tools, metal, interior and exterior of a house, car goods, pet and more: 500 yen for adults, free for ages 15 & younger); 03-3256-4475;

JAPAN CUP 2010 CHEER LEADING CHAMPIONSHIPS (Tokyo): Aug. 27-29, National Yoyogi Stadium No. 1 Gymnasium; 174 teams will participate; 2,000-2,300-2,600-3,000 yen; 0570-02-9999;

ULTRAMAN FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Ends Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; commemorating 20th anniversary of the birth of Ultraman, superhero and super robot, featuring costumes, art designs, live performance and more; Sunshine City Bunka Kaikan Exhibition Hall B; 1,800 yen adults, 1,200 yen children (ticket available for Sunshine International Aquarium: 3,000 yen adults, 1,500 yen children); three-minute walk from Higashi Ikebukura Station on Metro Yurakucho-Line/ eight-minute walk from JR Ikebukuro Station; 0570-00-0660.

NIGHT AQUARIUM (Tokyo): ends Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., (10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Aug.15); 1,800 yen adults, 900 yen children (ticket available for Ultraman Festival: 3,000 yen adults, 1,500 yen children); three-minute walk from Higashi Ikebukura Station on Metro Yurakucho-Line or eight-minute walk from JR Ikebukuro Station; 03-3989-3466.

MOUNT FUJI (Yamanashi prefecture): ends Aug. 31; Keio buses run from the west exit of Shinjuku Station in Tokyo (7:45 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 4:50 p.m., 5:50 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.); costs 2,600 yen (03-5376-2217/0555-72-5111 Keio Bus); 0555-72-1111 (Kawaguchiko Town Hall).

GREAT RAILWAY EXHIBITION 2010 (Tokyo): through Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (9 a.m Aug. 13-15); varieties of model trains from old locomotive to bullet trains are on display; Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa, 1,300 yen adults, 1,000 yen junior and senior high school students, 700 yen children; five-minute walk from JR Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exit; 03-3442-1111; (Japanese only).

INSECTS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): ends Sept. 5, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat., closed Mon.); 1,300 yen adults, 1,040 yen college students, 650 yen junior and senior high school students and children; three-minute walk from JR Ryogoku Station on Sobu-Line; 03-3626-9974;

MAMMALS DIVERSITY IN MARINE ADAPTION EXHIBITION (Tokyo): ends Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Sept. 6 & 13)five-minute walk from JR Ueno Station, 10-minute walk from Ueno Station on Ginza-Line and Hibiya-Line; 1,400 yen adults, 500 yen children; 03-5777-8600; (Japanese only).

OkinawaOSAMU TEZUKA EXHIBITION: ends Aug. 22, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.); more than 200 original drawings including Astro Boy, Phoenix and Black Jack on display at Urasoe Art Museum; 1,000 yen adults, 600 yen children; (Japanese only).

KADENA EISA MATSURI: Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m.; ‘Eisa’ is a traditional Okinawan dance with taiko drums during Obon, a Buddhist holiday to honor the spirits of ancestors and Eisa groups from Kadena town will gather and parade at Shinmachi Streets; 60-minute drive from Naha Airport; 098-956-2810.

KoreaKOREAN WAR 60th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION "SCARS IN EVERDAY LIFE - BEYOND THE PAIN" (Seoul): ends Aug. 23, National Folk Museum of Korea; free; 02-3704-3114.

MEMORIES OF THE KOREAN EMPIRE (Seoul): ends Aug. 29, National Palace Museum of Korea; free; 02-3701-7500.

GODS, HEROES AND MORTALS: ART AND LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE (Seoul): ends Aug. 29, National Museum of Korea; adults 10,000 won, youths 9,000 won, children 8,000 won, kindergartners 6,000 won, seniors 5,000 won; 02-2077-9277.

CELESTIAL RENDEZVOUS (Seoul): ends Sept. 5; Donated Relic Exhibition Room (1st floor), Seoul Museum of History; 700 won for ages 20-64, free for others; 02-724-0114.

ANCIENT CULTURE OF UZBEKISTAN (Seoul): ends Sept. 26; National Museum of Korea; free; 02-2077-9555.

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