Japan Looks To Quicken The Process Of Cyberbullying Legislation Following The Tragic Death Of Hana Kimura
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Over the weekend, Hana Kimura tragically passed away. Now, the Japanese government wants to create new laws about cyberbullying.
In the wake of the tragic death of the Joshi wrestling Superstar as well as Netflix reality television show star, Japan now says they want to do something about cyberbullying so what happened to Hana Kimura doesn’t happen to others.
Stardom, the home company of Hana Kimura, released a new statement today saying that they would not be releasing the cause of death nor would they be releasing funeral details but they are working on a way for fans to have closure as well.
In regards to the passing of Hana Kimura,
We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for your concern and sorrow due to the sudden passing of Stardom’s Hana Kimura on May 23.
According to the police report, there is no case of foul play. Regarding more details on the cause of death, we will refrain from publishing anything, according to the wishes of the bereaving family. We do not plan to announce the details here in any press conference or news releases. We kindly ask for your continued support.
In addition, please refrain from [interviewing] the family and athletes belonging to Stardom in consideration of the current situation. Moreover, please refrain from visiting the bereaving family, athletes’ homes, offices, the dojo, etc.
Regarding the funeral of Hana Kimura, we will not be announcing the date and time nor the place according to the wishes of the bereaving family. We would appreciate the consideration of the media and fans.
The bereaving family expresses their deep gratitude to the fans who supported Hana Kimura, and although the date and time of the event is currently undecided due to the Coronavirus situation, a memorial service for Hana Kimura will be held.
We are taking everything into consideration, and deciding on plans for videos and photos that can be shared with her fans. Details will be announced as soon as they are decided. We are very sorrowful on Hana’s passing, and only wish for her to rest in eternal peace.
In regards to the passing of Hana Kimura. pic.twitter.com/vXQ72wlB9H
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) May 26, 2020
Per a CNN report, Japan’s Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication, Sanae Takaichi, pledged on Tuesday to work faster regarding government discussions around cyberbullying legislation. “It is important to improve literacy on the internet so that users won’t use comments to hurt others with slander,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.
Also in the article, other stars from the Terrace House Netflix show discussed their issues with cyberbullying.
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