Shingo Katori

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Shingo Katori
Native name 香取 慎吾
Born (1977-01-31) January 31, 1977 (age 39)
Yokohama, Japan
Occupation Singer, actor
Years active 1988–present
Musical career
Genres J-pop
Labels Johnny & Associates
Associated acts SMAP

Shingo Katori (香取 慎吾 Katori Shingo?, born 31 January 1977) is a Japanese actor and singer. He is a member of the boy band SMAP.


Katori was also once well known for cross-dressing as the character Shingo Mama (慎吾ママ?) on the variety show Sata Suma; he even released a top-selling CD single "Shingo Mama no Oha Rock" (慎吾ママのおはロック?), done in character. Shingo Mama's trademark phrase was "Ohhā!" (morning!). From 2000-2001, Shingo Mama promoted the use of Ohha as part of a Ministry of Education campaign to encourage family communication.[1]





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