Shinoda Miho
Birth Info
Born May 18, 1972 (1972-05-18) (age 47)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Zodiac Sign Taurus Taurus
Professional Info
Genres Japanese pop
Occupation Singer, idol, gymnast, gymnastics coach
Years Active 1999–2000
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (1999-2000)
Label zetima (1999-2000)
Associated Acts Taiyou to Ciscomoon, Akagumi 4
Taiyou to Ciscomoon Info
Joined April 1999
Debut Single Tsuki to Taiyou
Last Single HEY! Mahiru no Shinkirou
Left October 2000
Twitter Twitter_2012.svg @MihoSinoda
Facebook Facebook_icon_2019.svg Shonoda Miho Official Facebook Page
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Miho, April 2013

Shinoda Miho (信田美帆) is a former singer and elite-level gymnast from Japan. She was a member of the Hello! Project group Taiyou to Ciscomoon, and the shuffle unit Akagumi 4.

She left Hello! Project after her group disbanded at the end of 2000 and has retired from professional dancing and singing.


Shinoda started with gymnastics at age 4, was a gymnast during her high school years, into her university years and for one year after her university graduation.

After this, she worked as a regular office worker, but she felt like she wasn’t achieving her dreams, and quit. The next thing that happened was that a friend of hers introduced her to a job opportunity at an enka-artist’s agency. Not as a singer, but as an office worker. She was there only for a few months before going back to her first office job.

Shinoda heard of the audition Tsunku Producer Geinoujin Shin Unit Audition by chance. She has said that she just glanced at TV and Tsunku was on. He was asking for someone who had a solid and unique career/talent, and she thought she fit the category.

She signed up for the audition and became a member of the group Taiyou to Ciscomoon with three other girls. When the group disbanded in 2000, she went back to being a gymnast until retiring in 2004.

She then resumed to working in gymnastics as a professional trainer and as a women's artistic gymnastics coach. She was also the television announcer for women's gymnastics for the 2004 Athens Olympics and in 2004 Summer Olympics, she provided gymnastics commentary for Japanese television. She has also spoken for women's gymnastics for the Japanese Sports Association in lectures.

Since early 2015, Shinoda has been working as an acrobatics coach for Hello! Project and Morning Musume concert tours.[1]


  • Name: Shinoda Miho (信田美帆)
  • Nickname: Shinoda (しのだ ), Shino (しの)
  • Birthdate: May 18, 1972 (1972-05-18) (age 47)
  • Birthplace: Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan 
  • Blood type: A
  • Height: 156cm
  • Weight: 84 lbs (38 kg)
  • Bust: 83cm
  • Waist: 60cm
  • Hips: 83cm
  • Western Zodiac: Taurus
  • Eastern Zodiac: Rat
  • Hello! Project Groups:


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  • While in Hello! Project, she was the oldest member.
  • Shinoda is famous in Japan for being a talented gymnast, especially for being the all-Japan champion from 1987 to 1989.
    • She's also famous for competing in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul at age 16.
    • She continued to perform while attending the Nippon Sport Science University (日本体育大学), usually placing 3rd in most tournaments until her graduation in 1995.
  • She showed her talent in her days in Hello! Project, often in live performances while in Taiyou to Ciscomoon and once on Utaban during a jump rope competition with Akagumi 4.
  • Shinoda is a noticed dancer. From 1995 to 1998, she was also a member of "Firegirls", the then-cheerleader dance team for the Yomiuri Giants. She left upon joining the ASAYAN auditions.
  • On May 15th, 2003, Shinoda performed an original solo song called ASIAN LOVER[2] at HeartBeat Weekend 250th Commemoration Live.

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Nakazawa Yuko

Oldest Member of Hello! Project
February 21, 1999 - October 10, 2000

Succeeded by
Nakazawa Yuko


  1. Ikuta Erina. "大好きな先生。生田衣梨奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Qki Official Blog. 2015-02-14.
  2. [1]

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