Former Nmb48's Terui Honoka Gives Birth To First Child

Former NMB48's Terui Honoka gives birth to first child

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."

Singer Ai Gives Birth To Second Child

Singer AI gives birth to second child

On December 29, singer AI (35) updated her Instagram account announcing the birth of her second child. 

She wrote, "My baby was born without any problems. I am so thankful. It's a baby boy. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!"

Osaka Man Given Death Sentence For Child Murders

Osaka man given death sentence for child murders

A court in Osaka has sentenced a man to death for the murders of a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.

48-year-old Koji Yamada was accused of suffocating the children from Neyagawa City in August 2015.

Hitoto Yo Is Pregnant With Her Third Child

Hitoto Yo is pregnant with her third child

It's been reported that singer Hitoto Yo (42) is pregnant with her third child. 

Hitoto Yo made her singing debut in 2002 with "Morainaki," but it wasn't until 2004 when her song "Hanamizuki" became a hit and made her break. She married guitarist Yamaguchi Shuhei in April of 2015, and at the same time, announced her first pregnancy. Her first child, a son, was born in November of the same year, then she gave birth to her second child, a daughter in July of 2017.

Tsuji Nozomi Gives Birth To Her 4th Child

Tsuji Nozomi gives birth to her 4th child

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!"

Fukuhara Ai Is Pregnant With Her Second Child

Fukuhara Ai is pregnant with her second child

Former table tennis player Fukuhara Ai (30) is pregnant with her second child. Her husband table tennis player Chiang Hung-chieh (29) made the announcement through his official Twitter. 

Chiang uploaded a photo of himself, Fukuhara and their daughter Aira, and announced, "Thank you always for your support! I have an announcement for everyone. Next spring, Aira-chan will become a big sister.

Kanno Miho Announces The Birth Of Her 2nd Child

Kanno Miho announces the birth of her 2nd child

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."

Tsuchiya Anna Gives Birth To Her 4th Child

Tsuchiya Anna gives birth to her 4th child

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."

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.