A Japanese man from Kyoto has admitted that he and his brother conspired to kill an employee of a company in Manila to collect the 100 million yen in death benefits.
44-year-old Shogo Arai, admitted to shooting Yuichiro Matsutani of Manila on November 24, 2010. He says he conspired with his brother Shigeo and an unidentified third person to collect the money upon his death.
Arai is on trial in Kyoto – admitting last year that he and his brother had part in the crime. The court will hand over its ruling in the matter on March 8.
The Arai brothers made a benefit claim to an insurance firm in December 2010 after they returned to Japan from the Philippines.
After the insurer rejected the claim, they filed a suit with the Tokyo District Court. The Tokyo court ordered the insurer to pay 100 million yen, but the insurer appealed the decision.