Okamura Minami (岡村美波) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of Ame no Mori Kawa Umi and the combined group BEYOOOOONDS. 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.



Okamura Minami, August 2019


Okamura Minami, August 2019


Okamura Minami, April 2019

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Okamura Minami, December 2018


Okamura Minami, June 2018


Okamura Minami, March 2018


Okamura Minami, December 2017


Okamura Minami, September 2017


Okamura Minami, June 2017


Okamura Minami, March 2017

Early LifeEdit

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


Okamura has been a children's model since as early as 2011.[2]

In early 2014, Okamura joined SunRisa, a local dance and vocal group in Osaka.[3][4]

In August 2014, Okamura auditioned to become an exclusive model for the girls' fashion magazine Dream Girls,[5] and was one of the winners in the reader vote.[6]

In late 2016, Okamura participated in the Morning Musume '16 Shinseiki Audition Saiboshuu, but failed.[7]

On October 7, 2016, she left SunRisa.[8]


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.[9] 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.


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.[10]

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.[11][12]


On October 18, she celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Okamura Minami Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.

Personal LifeEdit

She has an older sister.

When Okamura joined Ame no Mori Kawa Umi, she was a second year middle school student. As of April 2020, Okamura is currently in first year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Okamura Minami has acquired:

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

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Okamura Minami:

  • Miimi (みいみ): Her nickname since she began modeling and as a member of BEYOOOOONDS.[1]


  • 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
  • Favorite Hello! Project song: ♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡
  • Looks Up To: Matsuura Aya,[1] Inoue Rei



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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

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  • [2016] Dream GiRls Vol.14




TV ProgramsEdit



  • She is a fan of Kobushi Factory member Inoue Rei and was able to meet her at the Idol Matsuri 2016 event.[14]
  • In 2013, she mentioned being a fan of Momoiro Clover Z member Sasaki Ayaka.[15]
  • She bought a ticket and went to the Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER concert on July 23, 2016.[16]
  • Her favorite artist is Selena Gomez, while her favorite female talent is Rola.[17]
  • Her favorite movie is High School Musical.[18]
  • 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.
  • She shares the same surname with former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Okamura Rise and Morning Musume member Okamura Homare.
  • She revealed in October 2019 that after her growing interest in EDM she began learning how to DJ as a hobby, but she wanted to challenge herself to go further with it and make it one of her special skills.

See AlsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "ハロプロ進化論の最新形態「超・令和型アイドル」BEYOOOOONDSインタビュー(1)" (in Japanese). ENTAME next. 2019-04-16.
  2. "WEBモデルやってます!" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2011-03-31.
  3. "♥ SunRisa  ♥" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2014-04-10.
  4. "プロフィール" (in Japanese). SunRisa Official Site. (Archived)
  5. "ドリームガールズ ♪" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2014-08-28.
  6. "うれしすぎること ♡" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2014-10-22.
  9. "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-03-06.
  10. Yamagishi Riko. ""発表!"山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2018-06-09.
  11. "新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-10-19.
  12. "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.
  15. "うれしい~♪" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2013-02-16.
  16. "ハロコン ♪" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE. 2016-07-23.
  17. "みいみのプロフィール" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE.
  18. "みいみのプロフィール" (in Japanese). Miimi's CAFE.

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