Asian Pop Culture Wiki

Mina (미나) is a Japanese singer under JYP Entertainment. She is a lead dancer and vocalist of the girl group TWICE.


  • She was born in San Antonio, Texas, United States; her parents are both Japanese.
  • She moved to Kobe, Japan, when she was a toddler.
  • She has an older brother.
  • Mina got cast while shopping with her mom.
  • She auditioned for a JYP audition in Japan and joined the trainee program in South Korea on January 2, 2014.
  • She is the member who had the shortest training period before debuting as a member of Twice.
  • Her representative color is Mint.
  • She got into K-Pop when she did a cover with her friend using a song by Girls Generation.
  • She learned ballet for 11 years.
  • She’s a really quiet person in public.
  • Her hobbies are looking up restaurants online and shopping.
  • Mina is the only member who can’t do aegyo.
  • Mina chose 37 as her fav. no., because “37” in Japanese it’s pronounced as “Mi” or “San” (3) and “Nana” [often shortened to Na] (7).
  • Mina’s favorite sentence in Japanese is “The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference.“
  • She appeared in Junho‘s “Feel” (Japanese) MV, GOT7‘s “Stop Stop It” MV, Wooyoung‘s “Rose” (Japanese) MV, and miss A‘s “Only You” MV.
  • In the dorm, Jihyo, Nayeon, Sana, and Mina share the biggest room.