• Kyodo, Staff Report


Actor and singer-songwriter Masaharu Fukuyama, 46, and actress Kazue Fukiishi, 33, married on Monday, their management agencies said. The day happened to be Fukiishi’s birthday.

“We had a friendship which over the past few years grew into a relationship,” Fukuyama said in a statement issued by fax. “We started to see each other as partners supporting each other’s lives. I am hoping we will receive support from our fans and staff to create a happy family.”

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