The Hawker family has travelled to Japan to see the trial.
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Lindsay Hawker murder trial opens in Japan

A Japanese man has admitted raping and killing the British foreign language teacher, Lindsay Hawker, four years ago.

Tatsuya Ichihashi killed the 22-year-old, left her body in a bathtub on his flat balcony and then went on the run for more than two years.

In court, he apologised for her death, but said he had never meant to kill her.

Roland Buerk reports.

Go to next video: Hawker accused admits killing teacher