Sana (Korean: 사나; Japanese: サナ) is a Japanese singer under JYP Entertainment. She is a member of the girl group TWICE.


2015: SIXTEEN, debut with TWICE

On May 5, 2015, she became a contestant on JYP's newest survival show, SIXTEEN. She finished the survival in 6th place, hence becoming a member of the girl group TWICE.[2] The group officially debuted on October 20, 2015 with their first mini album The Story Begins.




Reality shows

  • SIXTEEN (Mnet, 2015) - contestant
  • NIZI Project (Hulu, 2020) - judge[4]

Music video appearances

Producing and writing credits

Artist Song Album Type
TWICE "Shot Thru The Heart" Summer Nights Writing
TWICE "Turn It Up" Fancy You Writing
"21:29" Feel Special
TWICE "Do What We Like" Eyes Wide Open Writing


  • She is friends with Yeonjung.[5]
  • She ranked 21st in the "100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017".[6]
  • She is scared of thunder and lightning.[7]
  • In 2019, she had a scandal over mentioning the transition between the Heisei and Reiwa era in Japan on an Instagram post, many people twisted her words and made it seem as if she being insensitive to the Korean netizens that suffered in the hands of Japan. She received a lot of backlash but eventually, gained a lot of support from Once.[8]
  • In Gallup Korea's annual music poll which interviews 1,500 people between the ages 13–29, she was voted the 17th most popular idol in 2018, which is a tie with her fellow member Jeongyeon and the highest ranked Japanese idol in the history of the poll.[9]
  • She was nominated for "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2020".[10]
  • Her MBTI personality is ENFP-T (Campaigner).[11]


Main article: Sana/Gallery


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