Berryz Kobo's Sugaya Risako has announced the birth of her baby girl.
Last October, Sugaya announced both her marriage and pregnancy. On UpFront Promotion's official website, she commented, "I gave birth to my first child, a healthy baby girl. The moment I heard her cry, my heart filled with happiness and a sense of accomplishment. Since my new lifestyle started, there are many things I'm not used to, and I am exploring new things every day. I hope that the three of us will become a happy family full of smiles. Please watch over us warmly."
The website also released a statement regarding Sugaya's activities, "Both mother and baby are healthy. She will continue to take a break from her activities, and they will be decided once she has settled down."