On August 10th, comedian Yamasato Ryota (45) of Nankai Candies appeared on TBS's radio program 'Suiyou JUNK Yamasato Ryota no Fumo na Giron' and announced that his wife actress Aoi Yu (36) has given birth to their first child.
Yamasato and Aoi tied the knot in June of 2019. Earlier this February, the couple released a joint statement announcing their pregnancy, "At this time, we would like to announce that we have been blessed with our first child. With the understanding and cooperation of many persons concerned, we were able to enter our second trimester. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude. The baby is expected to arrive this summer. It would make us happy if you would continue to watch over us warmly."
Yamasato tested positive for COVID-19 on July 27th and just recently returned to work on the 7th. He made the happy announcement on his first week back on the radio program. "An announcement to everyone. My daughter was born. I'm a dad. I can't help but to think that she is so cute. My screensaver is my daughter," he reported.
He also revealed, "The word 'daughter.' This is the first time I'm saying it in front of people. What will happen from now on. I think about how I should do something before she turns 20 years old. Twenty years from now, there aren't many people in this business who are active at 65. When I think about that, I need to be a little more careful when making arrangements."