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Higashiyama happy to become a father

Noriyuki Higashiyama in "Ogawa no Hotori" (photo thanks to movie website)

Johnny’s senior talent Noriyuki Higashiyama appeared in front of the press yesterday in Tokyo for the first time since news broke out his wife is pregnant, reports Asahi Shimbun and Daily Sports Online.


Higashiyama was promoting his upcoming film, “小川の辺 (Ogawa no Hotori)” and said he felt the movie’s family theme had a stronger meaning to him following the 3/11 Tohoku earthquake.

“I realised how special those little things you take for granted are, and I want to treasure them more for now on,” he said.


It has been reported the talent said he visited disaster areas in Miyagi and Iwate prefecture following 3/11 and was moved at how optimistic and bright the disaster victims were.

“It was an eye-opener, and I found feelings inside of me I never knew I had,” he said,


Higashiyama married actress Yoshino Kimura last October, and now the actress is five months pregnant with their first baby.  Although the talent has not publicly commented about the pregnancy since it was first announced, he did smile as reporters asked him how he felt becoming a father.

“I’m very thankful,” he said.


“Ogawa no Hotori” opens in Japan cinemas on July 2.

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  1. Nara
    00:25 JST June 9, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    kyaaa he is papa now *-*
    happy for him
    thanks for the info

    • 10:06 JST June 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM


      No worries! Thanks for coming by!

      Momo xoxo

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