- "Beauty, intelligence, and home economics are all traits that symbolize human nature. Please exemplify these qualities to the best of your abilities. Teen of Japan 2005 will now begin."
- —Minako's commences the competition.[src]
During the 2005 TOJ, Minako served as a judge and the committee's chairperson. She was consistently impressed by Ayano Kurimaki, who ended up winning based on points. However, she and the other judges agreed to award Tsukushi Makino one million yen, because the child judges called it a draw.
Behind the scenes
- Minako is portrayed by the Japanese actress, Kazue Itoh in the ninth episode of Hana Yori Dango.
- She shares her given name with manga character, Minako Yamano.
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