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Okamura Minami
(おか)(むら) ()(なみ)
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Okamura Minami, October 2018
Background Information
Also Known As Miimi (みいみ?)
Born October 20, 2004 (2004-10-20) (age 14)
Origin Osaka, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Libra Libra
Height 156cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Model
Years Active 2011-present
Agency SPROUT (2014-2016)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2017-)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts SunRisa, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Ame no Mori Kawa Umi, BEYOOOOONDS
Blog Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Official Blog
Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Information
Joined June 9, 2018
Member Color TBA
Debut Single TBA
Time in Group 0 Years, 4 Months, 28 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined March 6, 2017
Generation 27th Generation
Graduated July 14, 2018
Time in Group 1 Year, 4 Months, 9 Days

Okamura Minami (岡村美波) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of Ame no Mori Kawa Umi. She first joined Hello! Project as member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei in March 2017.

Prior to joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a member of SunRisa.

BiographyEdit

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Okamura Minami, June 2018

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Okamura Minami, March 2018

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Okamura Minami, December 2017

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Okamura Minami, September 2017

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Okamura Minami, June 2017

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Okamura Minami, March 2017

Early LifeEdit

Okamura Minami was born on October 20, 2004 in Osaka, Japan.

2011-2016Edit

Okamura has been a children's model since as early as 2011.[1]

In early 2014, Okamura joined SunRisa, a local dance and vocal group in Osaka.[2][3]

In August 2014, Okamura auditioned to become an exclusive model for the girls' fashion magazine Dream Girls,[4] and was one of the winners in the reader vote.[5]

On October 7, 2016, she left SunRisa.[6]

2017Edit

On March 6, it was announced that Okamura had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside Shimakura Rika, Hibi Marina, Eguchi Saya, Doi Rena, Matsunaga Riai, Yamada Ichigo, and Nakayama Natsume.[7] She was introduced at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 3gatsu ~Marching!~ on March 11.

On September 12, she participated in a fanclub event at Midland Square Cinema 2 titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Special Event in Nagoya ~Hajimemashite!~ alongside Nishida Shiori, Eguchi Saya and Nakayama Natsume.

2018Edit

On June 9, during the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 6gatsu ~Niji~ in Tokyo, it was announced that Okamura was selected alongside Maeda Kokoro and Yamazaki Yuhane to join the second new group which already included Takase Kurumi and Kiyono Momohime and would debut later in 2018.[8]

On July 3, Okamura participated in a fanclub event at Midland Square Cinema 2 titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Special Event in Nagoya ~Hajimemashite! 4~ alongside Hibi Marina, Doi Rena, and Matsunaga Riai.

On October 19, the name of her group was revealed as Ame no Mori Kawa Umi. It was also announced that it would be part of the combined group BEYOOOOONDS alongside the group led by Ichioka named CHICA#TETSU and a third group formed by the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition winners.[9][10]

Personal LifeEdit

She has an older sister.

When Okamura joined Ame no Mori Kawa Umi, she was a second year middle school student.

Okamura's given name, Minami, means "beauty" (美; mi) and "waves" (波; nami).

  • Miimi (みいみ): Her nickname since she began modeling.

ProfileEdit

  • Special Skills: Animal care, piano, Momochi monomane impression
  • Hobbies: Collecting stuffed teddy bears, cooking and making sweets
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-pop, Western music
  • Favorite Sport: Dance and watching rugby
  • Favorite School Subject: Science
  • Motto: Never Give Up!
  • Favorite Food: Chocolates, peaches, salmon, toro (fatty) salmon, onion salmon and terimayo grilled cheese salmon
  • Least Favorite Food: Avocados, celery and sweet bean paste
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Charm Point: Her squishy cheeks
  • Looks Up To: Matsuura Aya[12], Inoue Rei

PublicationsEdit

MagazinesEdit

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  • [2014] Dream GiRls Vol.04
  • [2015] Dream GiRls Vol.08
  • [2015] Dream GiRls Vol.10
  • [2016] Dream GiRls Vol.15

Cover girlEdit

Dream GiRls Vol.14

  • [2016] Dream GiRls Vol.14

WorksEdit

TheaterEdit

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InternetEdit

TriviaEdit

  • She is a fan of Kobushi Factory member Inoue Rei and was able to meet her at the Idol Matsuri 2016 event.[13]
  • In 2013, she mentioned being a fan of Momoiro Clover Z member Sasaki Ayaka.[14]
  • She bought a ticket and went to the Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER concert on July 23, 2016.[15]
  • Her favorite artist is Selena Gomez, while her favorite female talent is Rola.[16]
  • Her favorite movie is High School Musical.[17]
  • She can recite many chemical symbols and name over 150 countries and identify their flags.
  • Her happy moment was seeing her pet hedgehog caring for its babies.
  • Her dream was to become a "real idol".
  • She had previously met both Hibi Marina and Matsunaga Riai, while all three were active as models for Dream Girls magazine, before they joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • She dislikes and is scared of Obake.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "WEBモデルやってます!" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2011-03-31.
  2. "♥ SunRisa  ♥" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2014-04-10.
  3. "プロフィール" (in Japanese). SunRisa Official Site. (Archived)
  4. "ドリームガールズ ♪" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2014-08-28.
  5. "うれしすぎること ♡" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2014-10-22.
  6. https://twitter.com/SunRisa_oyakata/status/784330840037728256
  7. "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-03-06.
  8. Yamagishi Riko. ""発表!"山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2018-06-09.
  9. "新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-10-19.
  10. "ハロー!プロジェクト新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2018-10-19.
  11. September 2018 issue of BOMB gravure magazine.
  12. BOMB gravure magazine (September 2018)
  13. https://twitter.com/suica_haromo14/status/838749019836801025/video/1
  14. "うれしい~♪" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2013-02-16.
  15. "ハロコン ♪" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2016-07-23.
  16. "みいみのプロフィール" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE.
  17. "みいみのプロフィール" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE.

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