I have to admit that I was a little worried that this would end with another “illegal disposal” type charge, similar to the one that Hiroshi Nozaki was charged with in January, 2000. In that case, he was convicted for disposing of the body of a 27 year old Filipina. Details in a previous post here: Filipina murdered and dismembered in Japan by Japanese man
I thought he might avoid the murder charge this time as well, but thankfully (for justice only) there’s a murder charge as well. He apparently has admitted to all the charges.