Minase Yashiro

Minase Yashiro (八代みなせ, Yashiro Minase) is a Japanese gravure idol, actress and TV personality. Minase Yashiro was born on February 3, 1985 in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. She debuted as a gravure (swimsuit) model in 2006, releasing her first DVD MINASE Minakuru! February 17, 2006 just after her twenty-first birthday, and by mid-2009 she had issued 10 solo DVDs. Yashiro has appeared on several TV programs including Sports eye ESPN on SkyPerfecTV, Idol Star (アイドルの星) on ENTA!371, Pao Pao on BS NHK, Sabadol! (サバドル!) on TV Tokyo and Ranking Kingdom (ランク王国) from TBS. More recently, she also was on the TBS show Beach Angels filmed in Okinawa. In addition, she has been featured in such magazines as Weekly Young Jump, Flash Exciting, Monthly Gon and Weekly Asahi Geinō. In 2007 Yashiro was selected as one of the three winners of the Sanyo Image Girl "Marin-chan o Sagase!" ("Search for Marine-chan!") contest. The three models are the third generation of the "Miss Marine-Chan" (ミスマリンちゃん, Misu marin-chan) character used for advertising for the Sanyo Bussan company which makes "pachinko" and slot machines. They are also featured in a photo book Miss Marine-chan Umi Monogatari.


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