Yuko Obuchi, minister in charge of tackling declining childbirths, said Sunday she is pregnant with her second child. According to the Cabinet Office, it is the first time an incumbent Japanese Cabinet member has become pregnant.
"My son will have a younger brother or sister," the 35-year-old minister, the second daughter of the late former Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, said in a gathering of her supporters in Tomioka, Gunma Prefecture, who clapped at the announcement.
She also said the baby is due at the end of September. "Irrespective of myself being a minister or prospects of an election, I'd like to give birth to a healthy child," Obuchi said. [source:breitbart.com]