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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Tokyo

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# Nicola Furlong
DCU student found dead in Tokyo hotel room after concert
Twenty-one-year-old Nicola Furlong was living in Japan as part of her studies. Her body was found yesterday morning.
# Road to...?
Olympic bidding race down to three
Where do you want to go in 2020 – Tokyo, Madrid or Istanbul?
# Peckish?
Considering a holiday? Use the Club Sandwich Index to pick a destination
Dublin is the seventh cheapest of all the cities surveyed by with an average club sandwich price of €12.
# blowfish
New blowfish law anger Tokyo's chefs
Poison… poison… tasty fish.
# Japan
Another Japanese earthquake could trigger 34-metre tsunami: report
Government reports say if the tide was right, a similar earthquake to last year’s could result in even greater havoc.
# Earthquake
New Co Clare seismometer detects 1.1-mag Donegal earthquake
The new seismometer at the Cliffs of Moher is also sensitive enough to have recorded this morning’s 6.9-mag quake in Japan.
# Japan
Japan removes tsunami alert after 6.9-mag earthquake
The quake struck shortly before 9:10am Irish time, around 150 miles off the country’s north-eastern coast.
# jailbird
Penguin breaks out of Tokyo aquarium
Run Penguin, Run. A penguin is at large after making a jailbird escape from Tokyo Aquarium.
# World's Most Expensive City
The most expensive city in the world? That would be Zurich
A loaf of sliced white bread costs US$6.15 in the Swiss city.
# Japan
Study says 70% chance major quake could hit Tokyo within four years
Seismologists at Tokyo University also say there is a 98 per cent chance of a magnitude-7 earthquake hitting the Japanese capital in the next 30 years.
# Japan
Olympus offices raided by Japanese officials in accounting probe
Investigation underway into the suspected concealment by Olympus of over €1 billion in losses through inaccurate financial reports.
# Pricey
Here are the 20 most expensive cities in the world
Dublin isn’t even in the top 50…
# Claim
'I'm a better swimmer now' - Thorpe
Despite seemingly being past his peak, the Australian athlete claims he is a technically improved swimmer.
# Japan
Japan: Political strongman Ozawa faces trial
Ichiro Ozawa – Japan’s so-called “shadow shogun” – has denied charges of violating fundraising laws and says the allegations against him are politically motivated.
# Japan
Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on
Sunday marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed tens of thousands. The repairs are ongoing.
# Japan
Little interest for Japan's next leader as candidates face-off
The five candidates to replace Naoto Kan have been making their pitch to their party today but the public is increasingly cynical.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# Japan
Japan aftershock kills two and injures more than 130
A 79-year-old man died of shock and a woman in her 60s was killed when power was cut to her oxygen tank. More than 130 people were injured.
# Japan
Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors
Officials consider draping fabric over the country’s damaged nuclear reactors – as seawater outside the damaged Fukushima plant is found to contain 3,335 times the usual amount of radioactive iodine.
# Japan
New power line may ease meltdown fears at Fukushima plant
A new power line could restore electricity to the Fukushima plant, enabling a steady water supply to be pumped around the reactors to prevent meltdown.
# Japan
Irish warned against non-essential travel to Japan
French government urging its citizens to leave Tokyo and move to the south of the country or return to France, while British embassy is organising transport to help people leave tsunami-struck Sendai.
# Aftershock
Japan’s mainland rocked by magnitude 6.1 aftershock
Japan’s mainland is hit by a significant aftershock – the largest to have struck inland since last Friday’s main earthquake.
# Japan
Meltdown threat rises at Japanese nuclear plant
The drop in water levels at Unit 2 at the Fukushima has worried officials, while fears grow that rods in all three of the most troubled nuclear reactors may melt.
# Japan Earthquake
Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly
The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.
# Japan Earthquake
Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake
The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.
# Japan Earthquake
Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters
Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.
# Japan Tsunami
What’s happened in the Pacific? A timeline of the day's terrible events
A timeline of how today’s terrifying events have unfolded, beginning with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck at 5.46am Irish time.
# Japan Earthquake
Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people
With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.
# Bad Science
Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake
Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.
# Japan Earthquake
Eyewitness videos record shocking extent of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami
In video: how tourists and the residents of Japan experienced today’s earthquake.
# Japan
In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded
Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.
# Japan Tsunami
UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland
Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.
# Pacific
Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage
Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.
# Tsunami
In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path
Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.
# Indonesia
Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia
A volcano has erupted in Indonesia, just hours after an earthquake in Japan created a Pacific-wide tsunami.
# Japan
Department of Foreign Affairs sets up crisis centre for Japan tsunami
The department estimates that there are around 2,000 Irish citizens in Japan. Relatives and friends of people in Japan are asked to contact the crisis centre for information.
# Pacific Tsunami
Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs
People in the areas affected by the Pacific tsunami have uploaded photographs on social networking sites.