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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Tokyo

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# Japan
VIDEO: Lightning strikes a moving train in Japan
Nobody was injured in the terrifying and dramatic incident.
# Yawn
Study: Your dog yawns with you because they love you
Dogs are more likely to find their owner’s yawning contagious indicating they feel empathy for their tired master. Aw.
# Diplomacy
Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan
The nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, marks the biggest foray into public service for Kennedy, who was an early supporter of Obama.
# escargot
'Snail facial' is new beauty treatment in Japan
Yes, it involves putting snails on your face.
# long wait
Japanese man nears half century on death row
Questions emerging over guilt of world’s longest-serving condemned inmate.
# Fukushima
New radioactive water leak at Fukushima
More than 18,000 people died when the towering tsunami smashed into Japan’s northeast in March 2011 setting off the crisis at Fukushima.
# Japan
Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'
The controversial mayor claimed that the forced prostitution of approximately 200,000 women during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks.
# Japan
Seventy years on Japan looks for WWII remains
The remains of some 1.13 million Japanese soldiers still lie in a vast area somewhere between Russia and remote southern Pacific islands.
# Diplomatic Relations
Caroline Kennedy rumoured to be next US ambassador to Japan
Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F Kennedy, has long been a supporter of Barack Obama and is believed to be in the advanced stages of the selection process.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added chicks sniffing daffodils
The things we learned, loved and shared today…
# Nicola Furlong
Nicola Furlong murder trial: Richard Hinds found guilty
The 20-year-old has been sentenced to between five and 10 years in a Japanese prison.
# pic of the day
That's Not Really Very Practical Footwear Pic of the Day
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# Richard Hinds
Nicola Furlong's sister tells court of her 'hatred'
The family of the murdered Irish student delivered victim impact statements in the Tokyo court today.
# Richard Hinds
'It's very, very hard. No parent should have to go through it'
Nicola Furlong’s father Andrew speaks out after the man accused of his daughter’s murder gives evidence in court.
# Nicola Furlong
'I hope it will get easier for us' - father of Nicola Furlong
The father of the Wexford student who was killed in Tokyo last year has spoken about the first week of the trial of the man accused of Nicola’s murder.
# Nicola Furlong
Day Two: Japan court hears trial of man accused of Nicola Furlong murder
The victim’s doctor takes the stand today.
# Nicola Furlong
Nicola Furlong murder trial begins in Tokyo
US citizen Richard Hinds is accused of killing the 19-year-old Irish student.
# Long Goodbye
VIDEO: Japanese skyscraper is torn down... one floor at a time
The slow, barely noticeable demolition is an attempt to minimise environmental disruption – with 90 per cent less dust.
# Japan
Quake shakes buildings in Tokyo
No risk of a tsunami, says Japan’s meteorological agency.
# Japan
One dead, 900 hurt in heavy Japan snowfall
A “bomb cyclone” has dumped eight centimetres of snow in nine hours in Tokyo – leading to multiple injuries and one fatality.
# Japan
Club World Cup: Corinthians through to final, awaiting Chelsea
The Brazilian side narrowly edged out Al Ahly thanks to a goal from Paolo Guerrero.
# Japan
Japan hit by series of earthquakes and 1-metre tsunami
No reports of injuries although the location of quake, off the coast of Sendai and Miyaki prefecture, raised ghost of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
# Japan
At least five dead after busy traffic tunnel collapses in Japan
The people died after being trapped inside a burning vehicle after the tunnel collapsed, 80km outside Tokyo.
# Japan
'Fake' Tokyo doctor treated over 2,300 patients
A Tokyo hospital is checking the qualifications of all staff after it emerged an unqualified bluffer had dealt with thousands of patients.
# samsung
Japan court rejects Apple patent claims against Samsung
The decision follows a $1 billion win by Apple in a US court last week.
# Nicola Furlong
Nicola Furlong death: US teenager to face trial as adult
A Japanese court has ruled that a 19-year-old suspected of killing DCU student Nicola Furling will be tried as an adult.
# Property Porn
Here's what the world's most expensive one-bedroom apartment looks like
Got a spare €18.6 million? Not a fan of having to share that with a lot of people? This may be the place for you.
# panda death
Baby panda dies of pneumonia at Tokyo zoo
Less than half of newborn pandas survive more than one week according to the zoo’s chief panda keeper.
# Japan
Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan's tsunami
The Ohi plant’s reactor No 3 is returning to operation despite divided public opinion on the use of nuclear power.
# Japan
Investigation underway into cooking, serving of artist's genitals
Five Tokyo diners paid around €200 apiece for a portion of the genitals which were surgically removed in March.
# Nicola Furlong
'No justice will bring her back' - Nicola Furlong's mother speaks of devastation
The family of the student found dead in a Tokyo hotel room three weeks ago have spoken of their grief as a 19-year-old American was arrested in connection with her death.
# Japan
Last fugitive arrested over deadly Tokyo metro gas attack
A doomsday cult released sarin gas into the Tokyo subway system in 1995, killing 13 people and injured more than 6,000.
# Nicola Furlong
Hundreds gather for funeral of Nicola Furlong in Wexford
The 21-year-old student who was found dead in a Tokyo hotel room two weeks ago was laid to rest in her hometown of Curracloe today.
# Japan
Singer Nicki Minaj pays tribute to fan as body of Nicola Furlong arrives home
The rapper also clarified that the two men being held in connection with the death are not part of her entourage.
# Investigation
Body of student Nicola Furlong to be flown home from Japan
The 21-year-old student was found dead in a hotel room in Tokyo after attending a Nicki Minaj concert in the city. She is believed to have been strangled.
# Nicola Furlong
Two men charged with assaulting friend of dead Wexford student in Tokyo
Nicola Furlong, 21, died in Tokyo on Thursday morning. A friend she was with that night is alleged to have been assaulted by two American men.
# Japan
Two American men arrested following Tokyo death of Irish student
Local reports say two American men have been arrested in Japan, and that Nicola Furlong, 21, died of suffocation.