Famous People in Japan

Ganaha Mina

Date of Birth 12 March 1981
Place of Birth Kagoshima

Mina Ganaha was born in Amami Oshima in Kagoshima prefecture. In 1990 when she was in elementary school, she took part in the "Teens music festival of Oshima" as the vocalist of "Little dinosaur" and they won. This tournament led to her future on a proffesional singer.

In 1996 she went to Tokyo to prepare for her debut. She released her first single "Sakura no koro" on February 21,1998. Successively, she released her second single "Binetsu" on August 1 and third single "Tears" on October 31. On November 1, she appeared the stage of culture festival on Aoyama Gakuin University which was the first proffesional appearance.

In 1999, she was even more active. On March 10, she released her first album "Kimini todoku made." At the end of that month, she started her first live tour in Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo. Her shows were well-attended. On June 23, she released her fourth long-awaited single "All I wish." On October, she started Cultural festival tour for three universities. On November 3, she released her fifth single "Taiyo." This song was noticed because she wrote words by herself for the first time.

Now she has two regular proglams. One is the "Vibe index" on Sky perfecTV!, DirecTV! and CATV. The other is "Music freaks" on FM Osaka. She is very popular, especially in the Kansai area.

Sakura no koro February 21 1998
Binetsu August 1 1998
Tears October 31 1998
All I wish June 23 1999
All I wish (analog version) July 1 1999
Taiyo November 3 1999
Kimini todoku made March 10 1999

References: http://www.forlife.co.jp/gamahamina/index.html

Reported by: Ai Okada
Data verified by: Miho Ueoka
Date of Report: December 1999

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