The Shibuya branch of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has launched an investigation into an online death threat against former recording artist Agnes Chan.
According to reports in the Sankei Shimbun and other media, the police responded to a request by Chan's business manager on Sept 20, one day after a post appeared on Twitter that threatened to leave "Lady Agnes soaked with blood unless she recognizes child pornography. So she'd better accept it right away."
The post also stated, "On September 21, I'll use a knife to slash Agnes to ribbons," and similarly intimidating remarks.
Chan, 60, has served as ambassador for UNICEF in Japan since 1998. In recent years, she has spearheaded public campaigns for elimination of child pornography.
A native of Hong Kong, Chan (Chinese name Chan Meiling) came to Japan in 1972 at the age of 17. A year later, her hit single "Chiisana Koi No Monogatari" reached number one on the pop music charts. She married her former manager and has juggled her show business career with earning academic degrees -- including a PhD from Stanford University in California -- and raising three sons. She has also published several novels.© Japan Today