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# Tokyo

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# Tokyo
'Monster' Inoue batters Butler to become first undisputed bantamweight champ in 50 years
The Japanese star picked up his fourth belt at 118lbs after eventually mowing down his defensive English opponent.
# Japan
Tokyo begins same-sex partnership recognition
City becomes the largest municipality to do so in a country in which same-sex marriage is not allowed.
# Tokyo
Japan executes man who killed seven people in truck ramming and stabbing
The country has maintained the death penalty despite growing international criticism.
# taoiseach abroad
Taoiseach meets Prime Minister of Japan to discuss trade, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament
The Taoiseach also expressed his sincere condolences on the killing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
# Tokyo
Japan holds election in shadow of Shinzo Abe assassination
Current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida insisted the shock killing would not halt the democratic process.
# US
Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan
A Chinese official referred to the Taiwan issue as a “purely internal affair for China”, in reaction to Biden’s remark.
# Japan
Tokyo residents warned of potential blackouts as a result of earthquake
Homeowners and businesses have been asked to conserve power after coal-fired power stations stopped working because of the quake.
# Quake
Tsunami alert lifted after powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Japan
The quake was centred off the coast of the Fukushima region at a depth of 60 kilometres.
# Japan
Rare snow in Tokyo forces over one hundred domestic flight cancellations
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a heavy snow alert for the city for the first time since 2018.
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# Irish Abroad
'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'
Irishman Mark Egan had great success as a rugby player in Japan and now works for the JRFU.
# Japan
Man dressed as Joker injures at least 17 people in knife attack on Tokyo train
Officers said the man stabbed one person and details of how the other 16 were injured are being investigated.
# finish strong
Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary wins B final in Tokyo
O’Leary won the B final of KL3 in a time of 42:416 to take 9th overall in the event.
# Tokyo
Paralympic Breakfast: Pat O'Leary paddles on as Patrick Flanagan takes the stage
Cork paddler O’Leary made it to two semi-finals.
# next gen
Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final
The Limerick teenager is having a memorable week in Tokyo.
# Golden Girl
'I just knew I was capable of doing something great' - Ellen Keane's nerveless gold medal performance in Tokyo
The Clontarf swimmer clinched Ireland’s first medal of the Paralympic Games earlier.
# Fire Up
Paralympic flame arrives in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening
Organisers urged participants to follow virus rules with increased vigilance.
# Paralympics Ireland
President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team
The 29 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics in Japan will compete in nine sports.
# Athletics
British Olympic silver medallist Ujah suspended for alleged doping
If the case is proven, then 27-year-old Ujah and the British team will be stripped of the silver they won behind Italy in Japan.
# Japan
Man held after 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train
The attack is not believed to be connected to the Olympics.
# tokyo 2020
'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium
Only 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium.
# team ireland
‘I’m ready to fight for a medal’: Sanita Puspure on her final shot at Olympic glory for Ireland
At 39, the world champion rower is hoping to banish the disappointments of the 2012 and 2016 Games by unleashing her talent in Japan.
# Kentaro Kobayashi
Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit
Kentaro Kobayashi’s comments in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight.
# out of sorts
'I don’t know if there is much to look forward to' - McIlroy's mixed feelings on Olympics
The Northern Irishman is not looking forward to his trip to Japan because of stringent protocols enforced to fight the spread of the virus.
# Olympics
Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates
The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin on 23 July and will finish on 8 August.
# Covid-19
Olympics likely to go behind closed doors amid Tokyo state of emergency
Participants have already begun arriving in Japan, with 11,000 Olympic athletes set to take part.
# Journey
Qualifying for the Olympics was six years in the making for the Ireland 7s
Harry McNulty was part of the first squad after the men’s programme sprung back into life in 2015.
# Tokyo
Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal
Competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge though.
# Disappointment
Caster Semenya fails again in 5,000m Olympic qualifying bid
The 30-year-old, who is barred from defending her Olympic 800m title, finished fourth in Saturday’s race.
# slow vaccine rollout
Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped
The sites will instead be offered as vaccination centres
# tokyo drift
Irish Olympian Barr: 'There’s no point in worrying about what you can’t control'
The Waterford man on all things Tokyo as uncertainty reigns over the rescheduled Games.
# Tokyo
Jenny Egan misses out on Olympics spot in Canoe Sprint qualifier
The 34-year-old finished in ninth spot in the event finale.
# Frustration
Disappointment for Ireland's Hendrick as he just misses out on Olympic spot
A 24th-place finish with a time of 88.58 at the event saw him just fall short.
# Health and Safety
Restrictions will make Tokyo the most challenging Games ever for athletes - Olympic Federation of Ireland chief
Peter Sherrard says the measures are about trying to minimise risk for those travelling to Japan.
# Aoife Cooke
Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo
Aoife Cooke’s personal best of 2.28.30 came at the Cheshire Elite Marathon.
# Tokyo
Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region
Olympic officials are battling the logical issues tied to a new surge in cases.
# Tokyo
'Ray of light': Olympic torch relay begins after year's delay
Spectators were barred from the departure ceremony and first leg over ongoing fears about Covid-19.
# Tokyo
Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital
A tsunami advisory has been issued for Japan’s north-east coast.
# more scandal
Another Olympic chief resigns over insulting remark
The Tokyo 2021 creative director stepped down after his ‘very, very inappropriate’ ‘Olympig’ jibe.
# Shut out
Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games: local media
Officials fear that an influx of visitors from abroad will endanger the Japanese public.
# Tokyo Olympics
Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics