- 19 September 1968: The site opened as JNR Hatsuno S.B.
- 1 April 1987: Hatuno S.B. was inherited by JR Kyushu.
- 13 March 2004: The Kyushu Shinkansen Shin-Minamata Station was opened. The JR Kyushu Kagoshima Main Line was transferred to the control of the Hisatsu Orange Railway, and Hatsuno S.B. became Shin-Minamata Station.
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