In late April, a man in a suit was seen in the cemetery of this historic temple located in the suburbs of the Kanto region. On his gravestone was inscribed “Komuro Family.
I have been wanting to come here for a long time. I am so happy to finally be able to visit the gravesite.
Mr. A, a former fiancee of Kei Komuro’s mother, Kayo, 30, said. He is a party to the “4 million yen financial trouble” that has caused a sensation in the world (all statements in parentheses are his).
Last November, Ms. Komuro and Mr. A entered into direct negotiations and agreed that Ms. Komuro would pay him approximately 4 million yen. As you know, Mr. Komuro then left for New York with Mako, 30, the eldest daughter of the Akishino family. With six months soon to pass since the negotiation of the debt dispute, why did Mr. A visit this temple?
Mr. A asked, “This is the grave of the Komuro family, where Kei-kun’s father, Toshikatsu-san, is laid to rest. I became acquainted with Mr. Toshikatsu through the board of directors of the same condominium. Toshikatsu-san passed away in 2002, and that is when I began my association with Kayo-san and Kei-kun.
The names of Toshikatsu and other relatives are engraved on the back of the gravestone. There is no sign of incense or flowers, and it looks as if no one has visited for a long time.
There has been no contact from Kei or Kayo since then, nor from the Komuro family’s lawyer. About 4 million yen has been transferred, but nothing has been done with it. At one point, I thought about using the money to repair my parents’ house, which is falling apart in various ways. However, I am now working full time five days a week, and I do not know what will happen in the future. I originally loaned them money that I had saved for my retirement. I don’t think I will touch it for the time being.
On April 15, it was reported that Ms. Komuro had failed the New York State Bar exam for the second time. The next exam will be in July, and Mr. Komuro is expected to take it again, but there is also a “return to Japan” theory circulating following the expiration of his visa.
He is a very serious person, but he is also a very serious family man. However, he is a very serious and studious person, so I am sure he will pass the next exam.
During the negotiations six months ago, Kei-kun told me many times that he was ‘sad. I had lent them money for good. But I still feel a little stuck about the fact that he said those words to me. However, this issue has been a major part of my life for many years, so I am relieved. I have been able to settle the matter safely and report to Toshikatsu-san’s grave in this way. I can finally live peacefully.
Compared to six months ago, Mr. A’s expression was a little calmer.
From the May 20 and 27, 2022 issues of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Shinji Hamasaki (1st photo) Takeo Yuzoku (2nd photo)