The parents of a Wexford woman allegedly murdered in Japan three weeks ago have said they are confident justice will be done.

21-year-old Nicola Furlong died after a night out in Tokyo.

A 19-year-old American has now been charged with her murder.

Her body was found in a bedroom in the Keizo Plaza Hotel in an upmarket area of Tokyo on 25 May.

The Dublin City University student had been in Japan with a female friend for nearly a year as part of her degree course.

"We don't know what we're going to get over there, but seemingly in Japan the success rate for prosecution is 98%," said Andrew Furlong.

"They don't bring a case unless they're very confident of getting a verdict."

He travelled to Japan to bring his daughter's body home, and said he was satisfied with how the authorities there are handling the case.

"I can't say how good or bad they are, because we were never in this situation before. But from what we got, they couldn't do any more," Mr Furlong said.

However, Nicola's mother feels no conviction will ever compensate for the family's loss.

"Any justice that we get now for Nicola, she's just not going to come back," Angie Furlong said.

"It doesn't really make much difference to me."