Is there a simple way to get a date only from Json Date

I have queries that return a lot of dates which are in a JSON date format . Is there a simple format that will just return a short or long date format or do i have to string this together based one the Date Function since
select date_format_str("2016-09-23T18:48:11Date.000+00:00", "1234-12-12" )
does only return 2016-09-23 but no way to return 09/23/2016 or 23/09/2016 etc also no easy way to get date and time together or consider date locality format like usa has mm/dd/yyyY vs europe has dd/mm/yyyy

There is no DateTime data type in JSON. ISO-8601 format stored as string is string comparable .
N1QL supports ISO-8601 format or MILLIS. You can use date functions or SUBSTR(“2016-09-23T18:48:11”,0,10)