The body of Irish student Nicola Furlong, who was found dead at a Tokyo hotel last week, has been flown home to Ireland.

The 21-year-old from Curracloe, Co Wexford, was killed after she and a friend had attended a concert in the Japanese capital last week.

She had been in Japan as an exchange student from Dublin City University and had been due to return home in July.

Two US men - 26-year-old James Blackston and an unnamed 19-year-old - are being held for questioning by Tokyo police in connection with Ms Furlong's death.

Rapper Nicki Minaj paid tribute to Ms Furlong in a tweet earlier, saying: ''Saddened to learn one of my precious fans found tragically murdered in Japan. My love and prayers are with the family of Nicola Furlong.''