Following Hana Kimura's Death, Production On Terrace House Has Stopped

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Today, the official website for Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020, the latest season of the popular reality show, announced that production was ending.

The announcement began with deep condolences for the death of housemate Hana Kimura. “We would also like to offer deep condolences to the members of her bereaved family.”

“In addition,” the announcement continued, “regarding Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020, we have decided to suspend production.” The announcement added that the show was taking what had happened very seriously.

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Yesterday, Kotaku reported that the show’s latest episodes would not be streamed.

In related news, there is an unconfirmed report on Yahoo! News Japan that the show’s creators apparently had a “storyline” for the show. The article also claims that the housemates did not really live together.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Arai-the fly on the wall

All these bullying was over some scenes in SCRIPTED-‘reality’ show?

And the showrunner didn’t step up to provide assistance that might ruin the illusion of such ‘reality’?

The bully was more than hundred percent at fault, but I think the cancellation is the only way showrunner could think of to take responsibility here.