Japan celebrates annual Children's Day holiday

People walk under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
People walk under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
A father raises his daughter in the air under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
A father raises his daughter in the air under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
People walk under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
People walk under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
Little boys play under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
Little boys play under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
People walk under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
People walk under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
People play under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
People play under colourful carp streamers flying above a riverside park in Sagamihara, suburban Tokyo on April 29, 2014 ahead of May 5 Children's Day in Japan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

Japan on Monday will mark the Children's Day national holiday, part of the country's Golden Week celebrations.The celebrations come amid a government report released yesterday that the number of children in the country has fallen to a record low.