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."
She continued, "I am happy to have gained a new family member. I will raise her with lots of hugs. Please continue to support me."
Yanagihara made a live appearance on Fuji TV's 'Viking' on February 5, where she announced that she got married on her birthday, February 4, to a non-celebrity man. Then on March 30, she announced on her blog that she is expecting her first child.