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After Hana Kimura's death, Japan moves to unmask cyberbullies

Netflix star's apparent suicide pushes ruling party to discuss new rules

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday began discussions on new rules to stop online abuse after the death of Netflix star Hana Kimura, who had reportedly suffered from social media bullying.

In its first meeting, the LDP's online abuse task force discussed proposals for a law that would lay out a process for internet providers to disclose information that can identify users behind anonymous social media posts. The lawmakers noted that the current process lacks effectiveness.

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