Hana Kimura’s Mother Putting On Memorial Show In May
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One year after the untimely death of Hana Kimura, her mother will put on a memorial show. The show will take place on May 23, 2021, and will celebrate the life of the former Artist of Stardom champion. The official site and tickets will become available at the end of February.
“I was finally able to create a space to express my feelings to Hana. I’ve finally made it! I’m the organizer, but I’ve gotten a lot of help from many people,” Kimura’s mother Kyoko announced on Twitter (translation via Farrah Hasnain).
“We’ve had a lot of discussions with Stardom and Bushiroad. They acknowledged that Hana had been working hard for their company, and promise that they will take better care of their athletes in the future after learning their lesson from Hana. They were not able to protect her from the cruel slander and apologized.
“In the future, for the sake of Hana, and other athletes, and the fans, I will choose a path of reconciliation and cooperation. But still, Hana and I both want to support the organization, the hard-working players, and staff has taken care of us. To avoid any misunderstandings, I would like to declare that no money in exchanged. You can help by sharing photos and videos of Hana, and by sending athletes to the memorial event that I’m organizing. I am more grateful for your warm & kind support than I am of money.”
5/23 (日) 11時半〜 後楽園ホール
— 木村響子 (@kimurarock) February 15, 2021