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Hana Kimura's death fuels debate over how to stop cyberbullying

'Terrace House' tragedy highlights delicate balance of regulation vs. free speech

JADA NAGUMO and RURIKA IMAHASHI, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- It is less than a month since 22-year-old Hana Kimura, an up-and-coming professional wrestler, died. She was known for taking part in the popular Japanese reality show "Terrace House," which follows the lives of six young people who live under the same roof while looking for love.

The show, which has earned a devoted global fan base thanks to Netflix, has fans grieving around the world.

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