The following year Aoi starred in Ryūichi Hiroki's 2010 film The Lightning Tree. This channel was generated automatically by YouTube's video discovery system. Aoi Yu and Nankai Candies' Yamasato Ryota are married, submitted marriage registration on the 3rd. During these years, she made commercials for Nintendo, Canon, Shiseido Cosmetics, Shueisha Publishing, Kirin Beverage and continued endorsing DoCoMo. Creator of Detective Conan Drops Bomb: "Volume 100 is a Good Place to Leave Off", "The Ending Has Already Been Decided", Yoochun (JYJ) Tests Positive for Dɾᴜgs... Dɾᴜgs Detected in Leg Hair, Karata Erika's Agency Releases Statement, Higashide's Drama to Air as Planned, Anne and Higashide Masahiro Separated, Agencies Release Statements, Two Violent Incidents Involving Hikikomori Incite Fear and Anxiety, CGM48, New AKB48 Sister Group Announced in Thailand, Youtuber Tenchim's Ex-Boyfriend Made Her Pay 5 Million Yen to Break Up With Him, Casting Celebrities Into Anime/Manga Characters. The Canadian former brokerage manager had taken five months off to be with his son, who was in intensive care, but was allegedly harassed when he returned to work. The Cupid was Shizu-chan*. This supporting role would earn her one of her double-nomination as Best Supporting Actress at the 2007 Japanese Academy Award. Aoi and Yamasato are idol otakus. While the daytime TV shows cooed over the new addition to the celebrity couple’s family, his decision to become the first cabinet minister to take time away from work to be with his wife and son has raised hopes of change in a country where a tiny fraction of men exercise their right to paternity leave. He has been married to Yû Aoi since June 3, 2019. Japan’s leave provision is among the most generous in the world. Select from premium Ryota Yamasato of the highest quality. That attitude – of not wanting to be a nuisance – is deeply embedded in the Japanese psyche, especially in the workplace.”. first cabinet minister to take time away from work. In addition, he will “telecommute” and work his days off around parliamentary sessions and cabinet meetings. Shinjiro Koizumi’s move raises hopes that more new fathers will be emboldened to stay home with their babies, Last modified on Fri 17 Jan 2020 18.10 GMT. Very few new fathers in Japan exercise their right to paternity leave. “It’s a good idea,” he said of Koizumi’s decision. But very few exercise their right, citing the pressure of their job, money concerns and a work culture that expects them to put work above family commitments. Unless we change the atmosphere, government employees presumably won’t start taking paternity leave. - a three-short-film collection by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon Ho. Bringing up children is a man’s job too.”, Shidane said, however, that few ordinary “salarymen” felt able to follow Koizumi’s lead. She subsequently portrayed Tetsuko Arisugawa in Hana and Alice (2004), also directed by Iwai, Kimiko Tanigawa in the hula dancing film Hula Girls and Hagumi Hanamoto in the 2006 live-action adaptation of the Honey and Clover manga series. I hope there will be a day when lawmakers’ paternity leave is no longer news.”. He says there's a special way to watch it -- when you watch the scene lying down in a star position (大), it will feel like you're riding on her. Oona McGee Jun 5, 2019 Yuko Kawanishi, a sociologist at JF Oberlin University in Tokyo, said: “Taking just two weeks off is a bit of a joke, but it’s an important gesture by someone with Koizumi’s status and popularity. With her first roles on the small and big screen came TV commercials and endorsements for Sony, Yamaha, DoCoMo, Toshiba and Coca-Cola. Glen Wood took legal action in 2018 against his former employer, the financial services company Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley, for allegedly forcing him out of his job after he took paternity leave. See full bio » Koizumi said: “Honestly, I had to think over and over how I should take time off for child-rearing, or take paternity leave, while fulfilling my public duty as environment minister. In 2007, she participated in the live-action adaptation of the manga series Mushishi alongside Joe Odagiri, as well as WOWOW's Don't Laugh at My Romance, Welcome to the Quiet Room with Yuki Uchida, and going back to the stage to play Desdemona in a rendition of Shakespeare's Othello. At that point, both were already strongly thinking of marriage. “Some companies are going in the right direction because they realise how important having a good attitude to the work-life balance is to their corporate image,” she said. Too many people still think that the husband must go out to work and leave childcare to his wife,” he said. Despite taking only a fraction of the leave he is entitled to, Koizumi’s move has raised hopes that more new fathers will be emboldened to stay home during their children’s formative days. Critics said Koizumi, who has been touted as a future prime minister, was seeking publicity and should focus on his ministerial duties. In the UK about 90% of fathers take some sort of formal leave around the time of their child’s birth, though take-up for the government’s shared parental leave scheme – introduced in 2015 in an attempt to give fathers more time to bond with their babies, and to ease expectations on mothers – has been very poor, as low as 2%. He says it feels good. Terrace House comedian Ryota Yamasato marries Japanese actress Aoi Yu. Aoi began 2008 with the release of Don't Laugh at My Romance, which earned her a nomination as Best Supporting Actress at the Asian Film Awards 2009. *Comment from Yamasato about how he gets s**ually excited watching Hula Girls. That contrasts with countries such as Sweden, where almost 90% of men take paternity leave. She also had supporting roles in the Satoshi Miki film Turtles Swim Faster than Expected starring Juri Ueno, and Yamato with Shido Nakamura and Kenichi Matsuyama.