Police investigated the scene where Lucie Blackman's dismembered
body was found
in a cave near
Obara's home in the village of Miura
in February 2001.
Lucie's father Tim Blackman attended her funeral at St Nicholas
at Chislehurst in Bromley in March 2001.
Tim and his daughter Sophie Blackman met Tony Blair when the prime
was in Japan for a G8 summit in 2000.
Lucie Blackman's family spent thousands of pounds visiting Japan to
urge the police to
investigate her death.
Here they are pictured at
the spot where her body was found.
Obara was jailed for life for raping nine other women, including one
who died. His lawyer
pictured here with reporters,
said his client would lodge an appeal.
Tim and Sophie Blackman were in court to hear the verdict. Mr
said Lucie had been "robbed of justice".