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Posted by Ari-Gold TH STAFF Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Shoko Nakagawa Announces Name Change Approval: From 'Shiyōko' to 'Shoko,' Celebrates with Joy and Gratitude


Japanese entertainer Shoko Nakagawa, who had previously announced her intention to change her legal name, shared exciting news on the night of the 22nd. She updated her social media, revealing that she received confirmation from the family court for her name change from "Shiyōko" to "Shoko." Delighted and grateful, she exclaimed, "Hooray! The name change to Shoko Nakagawa has been approved, safely! I've imported the name everyone nurtured me with in reverse!"

Earlier this month, on the 11th, Nakagawa had disclosed on her YouTube channel her decision to change her legal name from "Shiyōko" to "Shoko," the same as her current stage name. She had applied for approval from the family court, creating a buzz among fans.

In her announcement, she expressed her joy and gratitude, stating, "Good news. I received a message from the family court. The name change from 'Shiyōko' to 'Shoko' has been approved! Safely! From today, I am not 'Shiyōko' but 'Shoko'! Hooray!!! I've imported the name Nakagawa Shoko that everyone raised me with in reverse! I will cherish it and live on. Thank you."

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