In this edition of Transforming Tokyo, we look at how nature projects are turning Japan's capital into a city full of rooftop gardens, parks and green zones.
The annual ritual, called Daikan Misogi, is held at the coldest time of the year, based on a traditional lunisolar calendar.
Japan is rapidly understanding the opportunities that smart cities can provide to help an aging population and to enhance general well-being. We take a look at two Japanese smart towns and their different solution-oriented smart projects.
At Yokohama Arena, women in ornate kimonos, fluffy white stoles and masks sat in socially distanced seating for the ceremony, with the men dressed mainly in suits.
We take a look at the ways Japan is getting its traditional theatre performances known as Kabuki out to audiences during the pandemic. Then we go for a stroll to an open-air art festival specially adapted to COVID times.
Weather officials in Japan warned that there will be more heavy snow this weekend, mainly in the mountainous areas of Hokkaido, Hokuriku and Kanto-Koshin regions.
Japan's space agency has made history by successfully capturing and returning subsurface material from an asteroid for the first time.
It's been introduced into a shop in Japan to ensure customers are following COVID-19 guidelines.
The Tokyo Olympics were scheduled for last summer but put back a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Japanese Emperor Naruhito's younger brother, Crown Prince Fumihito, was formally sworn in on Sunday as first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga made the pledge in his first address to the Japanese parliament.
Japan is the UK's 11th largest export market with the value of trade between the two countries reaching £29 billion (€32 billion) in 2018.
Long seen as Abe's right-hand man, Suga has promised to pursue his predecessor's unfinished policies and prioritise fighting the coronavirus pandemic.