Here is a collection of photos and videos taken during New Year's celebrations around Japan.
(Photo taken from a Japan Airlines special New Year's day flight shows Mt. Fuji and the year's first sunrise.)
(Sunrise on New Year's Day seen from Tokyo Skytree.)
(People watch the year's first sunrise at the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree.)
(Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako and other members of Japan's imperial family attend a New Year's ceremony at the Imperial Palace.)
(Mail carriers depart from the Nihombashi post office in downtown Tokyo on Jan. 1, 2020 to deliver New Year's greeting cards.)
(Photo taken Jan. 1, 2020 shows a big "daruma," a popular talisman of good luck, at a daruma market in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture.)
(A huge crowd of people gather for a countdown event at Tokyo's famed Shibuya Crossing on Dec. 31, 2019.)