New Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako made their first greetings to an ecstatic public three days after acceding to the throne
Emperor Naruhito ascended to the throne on Wednesday
The formal investiture ceremony for new Japanese Emperor Naruhito began on Wednesday, marking the first time in over 200 years that an emperor has acceded to the throne following an abdication.
The sheep formed the Chinese character of the word Reiwa, which means "beautiful harmony", and is the name of the new imperial era of Japan.
There are 1,000 pet cafés in Japan. Visitors say the animals help relieve stress, and the cafés have become a €12 billion industry.
It all started as an April Fool, when people took the organiser's joke about a piranha fishing event seriously.
Pear, apricot, peach and other blossoms have bloomed in various parts of China, unfolding the spring season in full.
Japan's traditional calendar uses era names tied to the reign of the emperors. The name of the new era is expected to be announced on April 1, ahead of the abdication of Emperor Akihito.
Colourful dolls in traditional clothing are on display at Juunisho Shrine, north of Tokyo, to mark Japan's girls' day
Traditional music, splendid costumes, flowers and green tea: this is how Japan celebrates the plum blossom festival every year at a shrine in Kyoto.
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.
Japan's Princess Ayako gives up the royal title for love. She tied the knot with 32-year-old Kei Moriya – an employee of shipping company Nippon Yusen.
Around 1.000 flights have been cancelled at Tokyo after a powerful typhoon hit Southern Japan. Strong winds and torrential rain stopped transport completely
The restaurant was launched on August 23 and is located on the Ryogoku platform, which was discontinued several years ago due to lack of use.
Seven members of a Japanese doomsday cult were hanged for a deadly attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 that killed 13 people
The couple strolled around the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, enjoying cherry blossoms in their path.
It has been a dramatic seven days in Europe and beyond, involving political clashes, international incidents and moving ceremonies. Here are some of our highlights and lowlights of the week.
Tens of thousands of locals packed Ueno park on Thursday as Tokyo's cherry blossom came into full bloom nearly nine days earlier than usual thanks to warmer weather.
The biggest snowfall in four years has blanketed Tokyo and surrounding areas, halting train services and forcing the cancellation of flights.
They can eat unlimited sweet treats whilst doing the marathon.
Around 350 volunteers worked with authorities in the Japanese capital to simulate reaction to a North Korean nuclear attack.
Hundreds of thousands of euros' worth of fish is auctioned off in Tokyo.
2018 is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac and one of the elephants wrote the Chinese character for "dog" on a piece of white paper.
Tokyo is trialling an app allowing a pregnant women to send a message when she wants a seat, which will then look for pre-registered users who have said they are willing to give up theirs.
The US President showed off an interesting technique while feeding carps with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Festival opens with rare Chinese-Japanese co-production, "The Legend of the Demon Cat".