TWICE’s Sana’s Family: Is It True She Is a Descendant of Japanese Royal Blood?

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Learn More About TWICE’s Sana’s Parents, Family Background, and Stories About Her Family

TWICE’s Sana is one of the Japanese members of TWICE. She was born and raised in Osaka before moving to Seoul. As a Japanese, she has a rare family name which is Minatozaki. There are also rumors that TWICE’s Sana is a descendant of a royal family from Japan. However, there is no confirmation from Sana and her family about being of royal descendant.

Let’s find out the details about TWICE’s Sana’s family background, parents, and stories about her family in this article below!

Rumours Regarding TWICE’s Sana as a Member of Royal Blood Family

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In one of the fanbases of TWICE’s Sana, there is a post uploaded stating that TWICE’s Sana’s surname is one of the rarest in the world. As you can see from the picture above, a fan explains that TWICE’s Sana’s surname, Minatozaki, is a clan that was originally from Minamoto and was used by a royal family in the past. Although there is no supporting news about this royal surname, there are some assumptions from fans that TWICE’s Sana is a member of the royal blood family.

What do you think about it?

TWICE’s Sana’s Parents Appearances

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When it comes to family, there must be many stories behind the struggles of families and parents in raising their children. Likewise with TWICE’s Sana, who is the only child and must be very pampered by her parents to this day. However, there is no valid information about her parents’ identities, and let it remain private for TWICE’s Sana and her family.

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In episode 8 aired by Mnet’s TWICE Private Life, the members showed their closeness with their families including their parents who went to the show. Even though the recording only showed TWICE’s Sana’s parents waiting for her backstage, TWICE’s Sana greeted her parents very happily and waved at her parents as they approached her backstage.

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TWICE’s Sana asked her mother if she watched the performance, and her mom answered her question. TWICE’s Sana’s mother was a bit worried about the fireworks when the performance ended and waved to TWICE’s Sana who was on stage at the time, but, unfortunately, her daughter didn’t notice that.

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Not only that but a community forum was surprised because the childhood picture of TWICE’s Sana surfaced online. In the picture is seen TWICE’s Sana’s mother while playing with her daughter, and her face from when she was young really resembles TWICE’s Sana a lot! Many also don’t believe that her mother looks really young in the picture.

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In one of the episodes of TWICE’s Elegant Secret Life, TWICE’s Sana appeared with her mother, and many people praised her mother’s appearance because she looks young and looks more like TWICE’s Sana’s older sister. Both seem to have a natural beauty that radiates and will continue to survive in the next generation as part of the family heritage.

TWICE’s Sana’s Family Shows Their Support

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TWICE’s popularity in South Korea and in Japan cannot be doubted. After debuting in Japan, TWICE’s popularity even almost beat Girls’ Generation when they first debuted.

Through the Ceci magazine which was released in April 2018, TWICE’s Sana and Momo responded to TWICE’s popularity in Japan. The two members from Japan even revealed the reactions of their family and close friends.

“My parents also like [seeing me on Japanese TV], but my grandmother is the happiest. We often video call, and she says to me ‘Thank you for making me live happily.’ She also sends me a photo of myself when I’m on TV. I’m also proud when my family enjoys it,” TWICE’s Sana said.

TWICE’s Sana Shows Love for Her Family

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Maybe ONCE (TWICE’s fandom) already knows that Sana is the only member who doesn’t have siblings. She came from Japan to Korea by herself in 2012 as a trainee during middle school after being cast on the street. This decision made her parents concerned and worried about her because TWICE’s Sana at that time had to quit school and go overseas to become an idol.

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TWICE’s Sana really misses her family in Japan, but during her trainee days, she had to constantly beat herself up and grow up under pressure to be the best. Even during one of the moments during TWICE’s Fantasy Park Concert, she became very emotional because her family attended the concert and was in the audience. TWICE’s Sana who usually looks cheerful had to hold back her tears and reveal that she was very happy when her family came to watch her concert at that time.

Besides that, let’s check out more of TWICE’s Sana’s family stories that she shared in the session below!

TWICE’s Sana Shared About a McDonalds’s Driver Who Stole Her Family’s Drink

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In a live broadcast, TWICE’s Sana told Nayeon that a McDonald’s delivery driver stole drinks from her family. Sana said that when her family found out that the drinks were missing, the driver unexpectedly admitted to drinking them because he was thirsty. Surprisingly, a McDonald’s delivery driver once drank drinks ordered by TWICE’s Sana’s family.

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“Apparently, my family ordered McDonald’s for delivery, but when they got the food, the drinks were gone. They asked about the drinks, and he said ‘sorry. I drank it because it’s so hot today.’ This is crazy, right?” TWICE’s Sana said. She further explained that the driver was a student. “He is a student. It’s unbelievable right?” she said.

TWICE’s Sana’s Closeness With Her Father

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In an individual session where the members shared their own stories, TWICE’s Sana brought up stories about her family, especially her father who has a very close relationship with her.

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In one of the episodes broadcasted by JTBC’s Knowing Brothers, TWICE appeared as a guest star, and Sana revealed that she is really close to her father. When she would see her father, she would always run fast and jump on his back. As his only daughter, her father never refused and always gave piggyback rides to his proud daughter.

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When one of the cast members of JTBC’s Knowing Brothers, Heechul, asked if she still does this habit when she is with her father, TWICE’s Sana replied that she still does it whenever she is with her father.

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Not only that but TWICE’s Sana also told a story about when she was wearing a new pair of shoes and her feet hurt. Then, she went running to her father who was very kind and caring to his child. Her father gave another piggyback ride for TWICE’s Sana, and the Japanese member immediately took off her shoes as her father carried her.

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What do you think about TWICE’s Sana’s closeness with her father?


Well, that is all of the information about TWICE’s Sana’s family, parents, and her family stories that you should know. Being the only child of a family is not easy, but TWICE’s Sana shows that she is a strong girl who is now known as an idol of the most popular girl group in Korea and is famous throughout the world. Let’s continue to support TWICE, and if you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your social media and wait for another interesting article from Channel-Korea!