In Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, traditional female entertainers known as geishas have resolved to improve their dance and music skills in the new year.
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Wei wei was in prison for the murder of a family in 2003.
Usain Bolt may not be competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics but he was the star turn at the inauguration of a new stadium for the event.
The picture was the latest in a series of football-themed street works by a local artist called TVBOY.
From aiding humans in space, to teaching us how to play better ping pong, it seems the robots of 2019 really just want to help
Tokyo District Court has ordered Noriyuki Yamaguchi to pay 3.3m yen (€27,000) in damages to the journalist after he allegedly raped her in in 2015.
Craftmanship is an ancient tradition in Japan and artisans in two cities well known for metalwork are blending ancient skills with modern technology.
Tens of thousands still haven't recovered in Fukushima, displaced by nuclear radiation and unable to return to deserted places like Futaba. Time stopped in the town of 7,100 when disaster stuck on March 11, 2011.
The organizer of the event said that "rei" reflects the desire for happiness of the Japanese and a better future in the new era, which began when Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne on May 1.
Urabandai in the Fukushima Prefecture is a place that’s become very popular for nature sightseeing - and it’s at its best during autumn.
Onsen are a fundamental part of Japanese culture and it's in the natural hot springs that Japanese people love to leave behind the hectic pace of city life and enjoy the ultimate in relaxation
Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden, pumps water into its monkey park every December. Staff maintain the temperature at 40 degrees Celsius.
The tiny basement restaurant that hosted U.S. President Barack Obama and featured in the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is not included in this year's Michelin guide to Tokyo because it no longer accepts reservations from the general public.
Discovering Tokyo's diverse artistic scene is perfect for those searching for new ideas in Japan's huge capital.
Pope voices concern over future energy as he comforts victims of Fukushima disaster
Sone Akira seals Tokyo 2020 spot with Osaka Grand Slam win
Pope Francis came to Japan with an anti-nuclear message, offering prayers for Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the only world cities to have suffered an atomic bombing.
Japan strikes gold on Day 2 of Osaka Grand Slam
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have finished two days of ceremonies at the Ise shrine in central Japan.
Tonaki closes in on Olympic spot with 4th Grand Slam win
Ginza lies in the heart of Tokyo. Here upmarket shopping and futuristic architecture meet traditional Japanese culture and design. The old and new link together - as you can see at the city’s latest and most luxurious shopping mall, Ginza Six.
In this edition of Go! Japan we're in Osaka to explore the city of animation, video game, manga and cosplay, in an unusual and unique way.
Winds could hit 90 km/h.