Abe Natsumi & Yamazaki Ikusaburo Welcome Their Second Child

Abe Natsumi & Yamazaki Ikusaburo welcome their second child

Abe Natsumi has announced the birth of her second child. 

Abe and husband, actor Yamazaki Ikusaburo sent out a fax announcement to media outlets saying, "The other day, our second child, a son, was born without any problems. Both mother and baby are healthy. We will carefully raise our precious children." 

Okada Junichi & Miyazaki Aoi Welcome Their First Child

Okada Junichi & Miyazaki Aoi welcome their first child

V6's Okada Junichi (37) and actress Miyazaki Aoi (32) have welcomed their first child together. 

In a joint statement, the couple announced, "We have an announcement for everyone. Our first child, a baby boy, was born healthily the other day. Both mother and baby are doing well. When we heard his first cry, we felt his strength to live and the dignity of the start of life. We are grateful for this miracle that has been born to us as well as to everyone who have supported us."

Child Abuse Referrals Spike In First Half Of 2018

Child abuse referrals spike in first half of 2018

The number of children reported by police to child consultation centers across Japan for suspected abuse shot upward in the first half of this year.

The National Police Agency says its personnel referred 37,113 children under the age of 18 to child centers from January through June. That's up 6,851 from the same period of 2017. The figure for all of 2017 set a record high.

Sasaki Nozomi Gives Birth Of Her First Child

Sasaki Nozomi gives birth of her first child

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. 

Child Abuse Cases In Japan Hit Record High

Child abuse cases in Japan hit record high

Child consultation centers across Japan handled more than 130,000 reported child abuse cases in fiscal 2017, a record high.

The welfare ministry on Thursday released the figures for the year through March 2018 at a meeting of the heads of child consultation centers nationwide.

W-inds. Tachibana Keita And Matsuura Aya Welcome Their 2nd Child

w-inds. Tachibana Keita and Matsuura Aya welcome their 2nd child

w-inds. member Tachibana Keita and his wife Matsuura Aya have welcomed their second child! 

Tachibana announced that his wife was pregnant just last month. On his Twitter (@Official_Keita) and Instagram (@keita_tachibana_1985) accounts, he wrote, "We have gained a new family member. As a father, I hope to learn many things and grow in order to deliver good music. Please continue to support me." He did not reveal his baby's birthdate and sex. 

Kanno Miho Is Pregnant With Her Second Child

Kanno Miho is pregnant with her second child

Actor Sakai Masato (44) and his wife actress Kanno Miho (40) are expecting their second child! 

On her agency's official website, Kanno announced, "At this time, I have been blessed with my second baby. I want to prepare myself for a winter birth." She continued, "I am nervous about pregnancy and childbirth at this age, but the joy of gaining another family member, we are looking forward to that day. I am receiving strength from my husband, our son, and this new life inside of me."

Ryuchell & Peco Welcome Their First Child

Ryuchell & Peco welcome their first child

On July 11, talento Ryuchell announced that his wife Peco has given birth to their first child. 

In an announcement via Twitter and Instagram, Ryuchell wrote, "Our healthy and cute boy weighing 3576 grams (7 lbs 14 oz) was born without problems at noon on July 11. Thank you, Prince Link, for coming into our lives!!!"

Tsuchiya Anna Announces Pregnancy With 4th Child

Tsuchiya Anna announces pregnancy with 4th child

On July 7, model/singer Tsuchiya Anna updated her Instagram account and announced that she is pregnant with her fourth child. 

Tsuchiya wrote, "At this time, I've been blessed with a 4th one? Our household will become even more lively, but I will put all my power into both work and childcare! Please support me?"

Matsuura Aya Is Pregnant With Her Second Child

Matsuura Aya is pregnant with her second child

w-inds. member Tachibana Keita (32) has announced that his wife, singer Matsuura Aya (32) is pregnant with their second child. 

Tachibana tweeted his gratitude towards fans and attendees that came to a festival sponsored by w-inds. the other day. Afterwards, he reported, "Also, I will soon become a father of two. Please continue to support me."

Okamoto Reiji And Usuda Asami Welcome Their First Child

Okamoto Reiji and Usuda Asami welcome their first child

Okamoto Reiji's (Dr / OKAMOTO'S) wife, actress Usuda Asami has announced that she had given birth to their first child last month. 

Usuda wrote, "It's a personal matter, but last month, I gave birth to my first child without any problems. Both mother and baby are healthy. I am full of gratitude that there were no problems. It would make me happy if you would please continue to watch over us warmly." Meanwhile, Okamoto commented on Instagram, "I'm sexy papa..."

Kumada Yoko Gives Birth To Her 3rd Child

Kumada Yoko gives birth to her 3rd child

It's been reported that talento Kumada Yoko (36) has given birth to her third child. 

On June 26, Kumada's agency made the announcement via fax to media outlets stating, "The other day, she gave birth to her third child, a baby girl, without any problems at a hospital in Tokyo." Both mom and baby are healthy. 

Tsuji Nozomi Announces She's Pregnant With Her 4th Child

Tsuji Nozomi announces she's pregnant with her 4th child

Tsuji Nozomi has announced she is pregnant with her fourth child.

On her blog, she wrote, "The Sugiura family will be having a 4th baby!! It's been about 6 years since I had my last child, so I am a bit nervous, but I hope to enjoy my maternity life with the support of family and while looking forward to meeting a healthy baby."