In Japan, New Year's Eve is traditional celebrated with family. Just as in any holiday season, roads, trains and planes are full with travellers. On top of that, this year Japan's revellers have to negotiate extra security measures.
The shouts of a tuna buyers and sellers kicked off trading Thursday at Tokyo's new fish market, days after the world-famous Tsukiji market was shut down following 83 years in operation.
After the Trump-Kim summit, another major meeting with the North Korean leader may be on the horizon. A summit would mark a significant shift for Japan's prime minister, who has long held a hard-line stance on Pyongyang.
In collaboration with NASA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced plans for the construction of the first human colony on the moon, a little more than a decade in the future. Julian Ryall reports.
Ten people died and hundreds were injured as Japan was hit by one of the strongest typhoons in 25 years. More than 3,000 people were stranded at Kansai International Airport and no one knows when it will open again.
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