On November 18, talento Yanagihara Kanako (33) announced the birth of her first child.
Through her agency's official website, she reported, "A healthy baby girl was born. Both myself and baby are healthy." She expressed, "During my pregnancy, I went on maternity leave a little early. Thankfully, I was able to relax and face my mind and body, which overall led to my safe delivery. To people at work who cooperated with me and to everyone who supported me, thank you very much."
On November 13, major league baseball player Yu Darvish (33) announced via Twitter that he and wife, former world wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko (39), welcomed their baby girl.
He wrote, "It's a little late, but on November 12 in U.S. time, my first daughter was born! Both mom and baby are healthy. I am thankful."
Former AKB48 member Takajo Aki (28), who married professional soccer player Takahashi Yuji (26) in February, gave birth to their first child on November 7.
Takajo announced on Instagram, "I have an announcement for everybody who always supports me. I have birth to my first baby, a son, on November 7 at 12:25 am." She continued, "Both myself and baby are healthy. I will do my best to build a family full of smiles and fun."
It's been reported that former NMB48 member Terui Honoka gave birth to her first child on January 17th.
Terui was a fourth generation member of NMB48 and was active from 2012 to 2015. Last July, she announced that she was four months pregnant, and on January 18th, she revealed on Instagram, "A healthy 3,100 gram (6 lb 13 oz) baby boy was born."
On December 8, actor Sugiura Taiyou's (37) wife, former Morning Musume member Tsuji Nozomi (32) has birth to their fourth child, a 2,655 gram (5 lbs 13 oz) baby boy.
Both Tsuji and Sugiura made the happy announcement on their official blogs. She expressed, "Once again, I felt how risky and miraculous it is to give birth to a new life. Also, no matter how many times you do it, every birth is different! And no matter how many times I've experienced it, it's painful!"
Actor Sakai Masato's (45) wife, actress Kanno Miho (41) has announced the birth of her second child.
In the announcement, Kanno wrote, "At this time, our second child, a baby girl has been born. Thanks to everyone, both the baby and I are healthy. I feel irreplaceable joy that a new member has joined our family. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me from the bottom of my heart."
Model/singer Tsuchiya Anna (34) has announced the birth of her fourth child.
Tsuchiya wrote on her Twitter and Instagram, "A healthy baby girl was born on November 18, the same birthday as Mickey Mouse. With another member added to our family, it will become more lively, but please continue to support us."
On October 31, comedian Jinnai Tomonori updated his Twitter account announcing that he and his wife, announcer Matsumura Mio have welcomed their first child.
Jinnah wrote, "Today, I became a father. Thank you for giving birth to her! Thank you for being born! They both worked hard. It's a healthy baby girl."
On September 13, actress Sasaki Nozomi and husband, comedian Watabe Ken announced the birth of their first child.
The couple made an announcement via their agencies with a handwritten message. "We are covered in emotions that we've never experienced before. We promise to do our best to protect this small life and work even harder," they said.