On June 13, actress Yuka (35) and actor Aoki Munetaka (36) made a joint announcement via their agencies that they would be getting married. The couple is already living together, and there are currently no plans for a wedding ceremony or reception.
Yuka and Aoki met last October when they co-starred in NHK's historical drama "Chikaemon". They began dating when filming for the drama wrapped up at the beginning of the year. Thereafter, Aoki proposed and Yuka accepted. While the couple said they plan on choosing a good day to submit their marriage registration, reports say that the will do so on June 27.
Below is a translation of the couple's announcement.
"After co-starring in a drama, we started dating at the beginning of the year. Very naturally and comfortably, we decided to get married and spend our lives together.
I want to protect her smiling face forever.
He is full of energy and compassion. My days spent with him are calm, and I spend those days full of happiness.
We will do our best to support each other, and build a family that will always be laughing.
Please continue to support us and watch over us warmly!"
June 13, 2016
Source & Image: Oricon