Japanese comedian ‘Shizu-chan’ marries actor Toru Sato

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Shizuyo Yamasaki

Shizuyo Yamasaki, aka “Shizu-chan” of the comedy duo Nankai Candies married actor Toru Sato on Monday, the couple announced via social media Tuesday.

Though primarily known as a comedian, Yamasaki, 43, once took part in an amateur world boxing championship, and she has also been developing her acting career.

Yamasaki and Sato, 47, were among the participants in a stage production in June last year.

Photos posted to Instagram and Twitter on Tuesday show the couple standing side by side and showing off their rings. “We hope to build a peaceful family together,” the accompanying message says.