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Kawano Minori (河野みのり) is a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido under Hello! Project.


Kawano Minori, March 2018

Kawano Minori, June 2017

Kawano Minori, July 2016

Early Life[]

Kawano Minori was born on April 23, 2004 in Hokkaido, Japan.

In 2012 and 2013, she modeled for "JS Girl" magazine.


Prior to participating in the Hello! Project "Hokkaido Gentei" Member Audition, Kawano was enrolled at Actors Studio and Voice Works Vivo.[1][2]


On July 16, it was announced that the successful applicants of the Hello! Project "Hokkaido Gentei" Member Audition would join the newly established trainee branch, Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido.[3] Kawano was officially introduced as one of the first seven members on July 30 at the Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER ~Sunshine Parade~ concert in Sapporo alongside Oota Haruka, Sato Hikari, Ishiguri Kanami, Kudo Yume, Kitagawa Ryo, and Yamazaki Mei.[4]


On January 16, it was reported that Kawano had decided to take a momentary break from trainee activities, and therefore would not appear with Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido in the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2019 WINTER ~YOU & I~ concert on February 23 in Sapporo. It will be announced when she has decided to restart activities.[5]


On March 16, it was announced that Kawano, along with Nishimura Karin, has ended her training.[6]


  • Special Skill: 7-dan in calligraphy
  • Hobbies: Singing and playing guitar, sending messages to radio shows
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-Pop, Dance-kei, Rock-kei, Ballad-kei
  • Favorite Food: Apples
  • Favorite Sports: Dance, soccer
  • Charm Point: Playing her guitar and singing everything, from fast to slow songs
  • Motto: Isshokenmei! ~Hitotsu hitotsu no tokoro de zenryoku wo tsukusu!~ (一所懸命! ~ひとつひとつのところで全力を尽くす!~; Work your hardest at everything! ~Use all your energy in each and every thing!~)
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi, Mikan, One・Two・Three, Kiss me Aishiteru
  • Favorite ℃-ute song: "Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~"[8]
  • Looks Up To: Fukumura Mizuki, Inaba Manaka[9]

  • Works[]



    • [2016–2019] Hello! to meet you!


    • Her future goal was to reach her major debut and hold concerts. She did also like to have modeling jobs and act in movies.


    1. "Red Live 写真  河野みのり~年下の男の子編~♪" (in Japanese). Shinichi Photography. 2012-09-25.
    2. "河野みのり9才 写真紹介してくれてありがとう~♪" (in Japanese). Shinichi Photography. 2013-08-28.
    3. "​「ハロプロ研修生北海道」始動のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-07-16.
    4. "ハロプロ「北海道限定」研修生7人初披露" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2016-07-31.
    5. "「Hello!Project 2019 WINTER」北海道公演 ハロプロ研修生北海道出演のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-01-16.
    6. "ハロプロ研修生北海道 メンバー活動終了のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-03-16
    7. September 2018 issue of BOMB gravure magazine.
    8. Stated during an MC at Naruchika 2017 ℃-ute on January 29, 2017.
    9. BOMB gravure magazine (September 2018)

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