There have recently been reports that NHK announcer Yuko Aoyama (38) is getting married, and she personally confirmed the rumors at the end of Monday's broadcast of "News Watch 9."
According to Sports Hochi, Aoyama's fiance is a 37-year-old employee of a company related to medical welfare. They are apparently planning to register their marriage within the next several days, then hold their wedding ceremony in March.
The two met three years ago through a friend. Due to Aoyama placing priority on her work, their relationship started out as a friendship and gradually developed into something more serious. It seems that the man proposed last month on December 27, which was Aoyama's birthday.
Aoyama stated that she plans to continue her career after the wedding. Since joining NHK in 1995, she has become one of the network's most recognizable announcers. In 2008, she was promoted to main caster on "News Watch 9."