|D.O.B.||22nd September 1950|
|Appears in||Shenmue I|
Nanako Shinohara is the owner of Nana's Karaoke Bar on Dobuita Street, Yokosuka. Originally, Nanako came to Tokyo from Gifu when she was 18 with dreams of becoming a singer. Five years later she hadn't gotten the break she was hoping for so she started to work as a hostess in a nightclub. Within 2 years she had become the most popular hostess at the bar and was later promoted to assistant manager. She even married one of her customers, but divorced him after 7 years when she discovered he was having an affair. She then used the money from the divorce settlement to open her karaoke bar and has been living happily since then, saying she's had enough of men and will continue to be happy so long as she can sing.