Ishikawa supposedly met N here, which at the time was surrounded completely by vegetable fields. The victim was seen leaving school that day at exactly 3:23pm, and the court decision states that she and Ishikawa met at this spot around 3:50. This means that it would have taken Ishikawa, who left the train area slightly past 2pm, an hour and a half to walk just one kilometer. The confession does not mention anyone else on the road, despite the fact that a festival was going on. Furthermore, there were people working the nearby fields at the time, and though questioned, no one reports having seen a girl in a school uniform walking with a young man. There are no accounts from anyone of having seen the two together at any point.