People wearing demonic masks and straw garments visited homes in Japan on NewYear's Eve to ward off evil spirits, bring good luck and make children behave.
After a car rammed into a crowded Tokyo street on New Year's Day, Euronews tells you what we know so far of the incident.
A giant rice cake has been placed at a shrine north of Tokyo to pray for a good harvest and the safety of the region in the coming year
A dog handed over its responsibilities to a wild boar at a ceremony marking the change of year under the Oriental zodiac
The government announced on Wednesday that they would withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and commercial whaling in its territorial waters would resume in July 2019.
The re-arrest comes as Ghosn was expected to be release don bail on Friday.
Winter in Japan means warm clothes, hot soup, and light shows. The illuminations are a holiday tradition which run until February.
Japanese doll collectors gather for festival
Window cleaners dressed as the current and the next Chinese zodiac animals washed hotel windows in Tokyo on Thursday (December 13) in anticipation of the coming year.
Cleaners dressed as zodiac animals clean hotel windows in Japan
Shinto priests have done year-end cleaning of a shrine bridge at a UNESCO World Heritage site in the city of Nikko, north of Tokyo.
Japan is one of the most important destinations for international meetings which combines conferences with relaxing natural hot baths.
A zoo in Japan gives it penguin population Christmas appeal by dressing them up as santas for a special festive parade.
Tokyo metropolitan government officials have held anti-terrorism drills at a venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
Japanese judoka dominated an explosive final day of the Osaka Grand Slam, with Japan ending the tournament with 11 gold medals out of a total of 14
Masterly Japanese judoka dominate Day 2 of Osaka Grand Slam, with Japan's Shohei Ono Man of the Day and Canada's Jessica Klimkait Woman of the Day
Hosts Japan were unstoppable on the first day of the Osaka Grand Slam, winning gold medals in all four weight categories of a thrilling tournament
Nissan's board has ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn following his shock arrest for alleged financial misconduct.
Carmaker says it plans to fire chief over allegations he did not declare some of his multi-million euro compensation
Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, was appointed last month to lead Japan's cybersecurity strategy.