The mayor of Nagasaki, Tomihisa Taue, on the left, delivers a letter to Pope Francis 2 in 2018 May, in the Vatican City. (c) Vatican Media Photo provided by the Nagasaki city government)

Pope must visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of November

Pope Francisco will travel to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in November, in what will be the first papal visit to Japan in

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One picture showed many race horses removed from the race at the Hanshin Hippodrome in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, at 15 in June. (Provided by Nikkan Sports)

156 declassified racecars for using prohibited additives

In an unprecedented action, the Japan Racing Association in 15 in June disqualified more than 150 horses

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Buddhist monks holding a replica of a lantern enclosing the eternal flame at Enryakuji Temple in Otsu, Shiga Province, on June 11. (Jiro Tsutsui)

Eternal flame of the Enryakuji temple will pass through 4 regions of Japan

Burning continuously for 1.200 years, the eternal flame of Enryakuji Temple will be divided for long trips in a relay

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A young woman hovers at the entrance to one of Kabukicho's information centers, which give recommendations for bars and sex shops. Photo: Kosuke Okahara / The Guardian

College girls on sale: How Tokyo struggles to end the "JK"

On a wet Wednesday night, the streets of Kabukicho, the most famous red light district of Tokyo, vibrate

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A protester blocks Harcourt Road during a day of violent clashes at 12 in June over plans to allow extraditions to China. Photo: Philip Fong / AFP / Getty Images

Hong Kong is still not China, but this feared day is getting closer and closer

Hong Kong has become a place whose present is unresolved and whose future is unimaginable. After the unexpected violence of the

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On Thursday, the US military unveiled this grainy image, according to which an Iranian patrol boat removed a mine from Kokuka Courageous. Photo: US Central Command (CENTCOM) / AFP

Japanese ship hit by Gulf attack back to port

A Japanese tanker, one of two ships attacked in Gulf waters this week, went to the port on Saturday,

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The mouse on the right received the enzyme eNAMPT, and became more active with brighter hairs than the same-aged mouse on the left. (Provided by Shinichiro Imai, a professor at the University of Washington)

Researchers discover eNAMPT enzyme that rejuvenates mice

A team of scientists who are experimenting with an enzyme not only prolonged the life expectancy of mice, but also

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