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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Matsuda Shota and Akimoto Kozue announce their marriage

Matsuda Shota and Akimoto Kozue announced their marriage through a fax statement released by their agencies on 25 April. The couple were said to have started dating since November 2014 after being introduced by mutual acquaintances and news of their romance first surfaced in April the following year. Matsuda is the second son of the late famous actor Matsuda Yusaku and actress Matsuda Miyuki and his elder brother is Matsuda Ryuhei. On the other hand, Akimoto is a model who was chosen as Hermes Japan's model in 2011 before making her debut at the Paris Fashion Week in 2015. She is also the daughter of late yokozuna sumo wrestler Chiyonofuji who passed away in July 2016.

In their statement, the couple expressed their wish to build a family as strong and warm as what their parents had given them and pledged to work hard in their respective fields to meet everyone's expectations. They also asked for everyone's support going forward.

Sources: Sponichi Annex / Huffington Post Japan

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