SHOKICHI is a Japanese singer, dancer and actor. He is a member of the groups EXILE and THE SECOND from EXILE. In July 2006, he participated on the "EXILE VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 2006 ~ASIAN DREAM~", however he failed. After that, he also failed at COLOR audition. Then, he decided to attended the EXPG dance academy, which finally lead him to join Nidaime J Soul Brothers.