Japan to discuss cyberbullying laws after death of wrestler and 'Terrace House' star

Hana Kimura at a press conference on October 17, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

(CNN)Japanese government officials are calling for action against cyberbullying, amid a national outpouring of grief after the death of professional wrestler and reality television star Hana Kimura.

Kimura, a cast member on the latest season of the Netflix show "Terrace House," died on Saturday at the age of 22, confirmed World Wonder Ring Stardom, the professional wrestling organization that represented Kimura.
"We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away," Stardom said in a statement. "Hana marched to the beat of her own drum. She was funny, charismatic and a truly kind person."
    The organization didn't provide further information on her death, adding in a separate statement that "we are yet to grasp the details and continue to cooperate the investigation into the matter."
      It also said it would "work on the emotional well-being of our players."
      Shortly before her death was reported, Kimura posted a photo of herself with her cat on Instagram, with the caption, "I love you. Live a happy, long life. I'm sorry."
      News of Kimura's death sent shockwaves through Japan and the broader "Terrace House" fan base, with many people pointing to the deluge of abuse Kimura faced from social media users in recent months.
        The wave of online criticism and harassment was heightened after an episode that aired on March 31, showing an argument between Kimura and another cast member.
        That abuse came under scrutiny and widespread condemnation after Kimura's death.
        Japan's Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication, Sanae Takaichi, pledged on Tuesday to speed up government discussions around cyberbullying legislation.
        Takaichi would head a government panel to discuss whether internet users could be identified if their posts