Actress Yoko Maki, 26, announced on Saturday via a fax from her agency that she is pregnant and had got married. “We registered our marriage on the 11th. And we have been blessed with a new life. We’re just so happy. I hope to carry on in my own way just as I have up to now,” she said in the signed fax.
Her office also reported that the baby is due next summer and they will keep an eye on Maki as she continues working, and that she intends to work again after the baby is born. There are no plans to hold a press conference.
The office also refrained from commenting on any possible impact on “Donju,” a movie based on the screenplay by Kankuro Kudo. Kudo won the 'Best Screenplay' award at the 2002 Japanese Academy Awards for “Go,” a movie which explored the problems faced by people of Korean heritage living in Japan. Donju is scheduled for release next May.© Japan Today