Her inheritance of about 128 million yen was donated to the city on December 22, 2009.
Junko had lived with her elder sister, Miwako. She died in March, 2007, and Junko inherited her legacy.
Junko made the will of the properties including the land, the checks, etc. in October, 2007, saying that all the properties would be used to help the Deaf and the seniors living alone." She died two months later.
Mayor Takashi Matsuo commented, "We will consider the use of donation that meets Ms. Kato's dying wishes".