Hideki met YukaHideki, a famous Japanese newscaster, back in 2000 during a celebration following the championship won by Hideki and the Yomiuri Giants.
Hideki and Yuka married a year later in 2001. The couple has two children.
Yuka Kurihara has been an announcer at the Nagano Olympics and for CNN Headline News. Kurihara has both beauty and brains. She graduated from the prestigious Japanese Sophia University and speaks several languages. She wanted to live in the United States and she was a major factor in encouraging Hideki to sign with the Sox.
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