Aiko Shinoji, also known as Aiko Melendez, is a Filipino councilor and a former actress. Her father was an actor named Jim Melendez (born Jim Shinoji) who has Japanese and Spanish blood. In late 1980s, she was discovered by Regal Films where she signed a contact there and became one of Regal Babies. In 1995, his half-brother named Jam Melendez (son of Jim Melendez and Deborah Sun) also entered showbiz. She married Jomari Yllana in late 1990s and they were given a son named Andrei, but they were annulled a few years later. She candidated for councilor in barangay elections in Quezon City in 2003 and won in that position. 3 years later, she married Martin Jickain and given a daughter named Marthena. But in 2007, their relationship went on the rocks and they lived separately.