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Sana Minatozaki

Sana Minatozaki (湊崎 紗夏 Minatozaki Sana), (Hangul: 사나), better known as Sana, is a Japanese singer, she is a member of Twice as a vocalist of the group. Sana was born on December 29, 1996 in Tennoji-ku, Osaka, Japan, she is the only child of her parents. Sana attended EXPG (Exile Professional Gym) Osaka branch, a dance and vocal studio where many Japanese idols trained, including some members of E-girls, Generations and The Rampage, from 2009 to early 2012. She first got interested in K-pop because of Girls' Generation's and KARA's rising popularity in Japan. At age 14, in her last year of middle school, she was scouted by JYP Entertainment while shopping with friends at the Osaka Namba Walk, a popular underground shopping mall. The JYPE scouts invited Sana to the 2011 JYP Japan Audition which were held in Osaka (19/11/2011) and Tokyo (25/11/2011). During the audition Sana performed the 'Mr. Taxi' choreography by Girls' Generation. After graduating from middle school in March 2012, she moved to South Korea to start her JYP trainee-ship on April 13 2012 together with TWICE's Momo. In 2014, she appeared in the music video of Got7's "A" and Junho's "Feel", making her noticeable and likeable by the public eye. In 2015, Sana was a contestant on the TV Show Sixteen, she was one of sixteen female trainees in JYP Entertainment, who had to compete in singing, dancing and modelling, in order to become a member of JYP's upcoming girl group. At the end of the show, she was announced as a member of Twice. In 2016 Sana shortly returned to Japan to take the University Entrance Qualification Examination.


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Born:
Dec 29, 1996 In Osaka, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the movie BEYOND LIVE - TWICE : World In A Day
Latest Project:
Movie TWICE in Wonderland 2021-03-06
Known For
Poster of TWICE’s Elegant Private Life
Poster of Men on a Mission
Poster of SNL Korea
Poster of You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook
Filmography
Movie BEYOND LIVE - TWICE : World In A Day 2022
Movie TWICE in Wonderland 2021-03-06
Series TIME TO TWICE Sana 2020-04-03
Series Nizi Project Herself - MC 2020-01-31
Series TWICE: Seize the Light Herself 2020-04-29
Series IDOL on Quiz Self 2020-07-20
Movie TWICE WORLD TOUR 2019 'TWICELIGHTS' IN SEOUL 2020-05-07
Movie TWICE: Seize The Light Herself 2020-04-29
Movie TWICE 2ND TOUR -TWICELAND ZONE 2:Fantasy Park Sana Minatozaki 2019-06-17
Movie Twice Dome Tour 2019 "#Dreamday" Herself 2019-04-06
Series Amazing Saturday - Music Bites Self 2018-04-07
Series Idol Room Herself 2018-05-12
Movie Twiceland Herself 2018-12-07
Movie TWICELAND – The Opening – Encore Herself 2018-07-03
Series Twice – Lost:Time Sana 2017-01-16
Movie TWICE FANMEETING "ONCE BEGINS" Sana Minatozaki 2017-10-14
Series Master Key Unknown 2017-10-14
Movie Twice 1st Tour: Twiceland – The Opening 2017-12-29
Series TWICE’s Elegant Private Life Herself 2016-03-01
Series Carefree Travellers Herself 2016-11-19
Series SIXTEEN Contestant 2015-05-05
Series I Can See Your Voice Herself 2015-02-26
Series Men on a Mission Self 2015-12-05
Series Baek Jong Won Top 3 Chef King Herself 2015-08-28
Series TWICE TV Sana 2015-07-17
Series SNL Korea Herself 2011-12-03
Series Weekly Idol Herself 2011-07-23
Series Idol Star Athletics Championships Host 2010-09-25
Series Running Man Herself 2010-07-11
Series You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook Herself 2009-04-24
Series Radio Star Self 2007-05-30
Series KBS Song Festival Host 2006-12-30