Half-American Ariana Miyamoto is Miss Universe Japan 2015

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(Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo). 20-year-old Ariana Miyamoto, a part-time worker and a daughter of a black American father and Japanese mother became the first ever bi-racial winner of Miss Universe Japan.  She is from Sasebo City, home of Japan’s very important naval base in Kyushu Island, which is a few kilometers away from the atomic bombed city of Nagasaki.  She will represent Japan in the 64th Annual Miss Universe pageant, to be held in a yet to be disclosed venue.  Last year’s winner, who also represented Nagasaki, Keiko Tsuji, was unable to attend the coronation night due to an infectious form of influenza.

During the question and answer portion, the very poised and well-composed Miyamoto was asked about the most influential person in her life, and she quickly and wittingly answered pop diva Mariah Carey.  She said that she was inspired by the life story of the sensational singer, who has hurdled several challenges and obstacles in her life, but still managed to become one of the best singers of modern time.  Miyamoto has always been an instant favorite both domestically and internationally since the moment she was crowned Miss Universe Nagasaki.

In second place was another contestant from Kyushu Island, Rina Inoko who represented Oita, while the third and fourth places went to Miss Chiba, Hikaru Tsuchiya and Miss Aichi, Mao Kaneko, respectively.  Miss Tokyo, Tamao Tada was fifth place.

44 accomplished young women representing all but three of Japan’s prefectures vied for the crown, which was highlighted by a moment of silence, in remembrance of the 3.11 tsunami in Tohoku and Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, both of which were recipients of Miss Universe Japan’s charity arm.

Meanwhile, Junpei Watanabe, Mister Akita, was declared Mister Japan 2015 and is expected to compete in an international male pageant.

/Stephen I. Diaz

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Well contrary to most western belief, Japanese people matter of fact all asians are nothing but another group of african people, this is why crowning Ariana was as easy as crowning any other japanese woman, The comment about a multiracial act is not anything but a coming together of the two groups. Although this fact has been hidden for hundreds of years from the public in this day and age this is now the fact we must all come to grips with and accept. Not multiracial but a double.

    • You could just say that for all other races, including caucasian, since humans first migrated out of Africa. But now, they are different races, for better (variety) and for worse (racism).

      • No, I’m talking about the phenotype. Yes you have the many races of people and we know, based on recent scientific studies on DNA, that modern humanity originated in Africa, A racial classification is given to a grop of individual who share a certain number of anthropological tratis, which is necessary to that they not be confused with others. These to aspects which must be distinguished are the pheotypical and the genotypical, aside from the genotype in our reality the phonotype is what counts (physical appearance). In western society most western historians, ethologist, anthoropologist, archaeologist and all other specialties have labeled these groups as, Proto-Negroid (including populations in Asia with cultral traits and historical traditons Africnoid phoetypes), Proto-Australoid. To not make this distinction is to say you don’t know what a race is , what a black man or a white man is. The phonotype is what exist, it is a reality and cannot be repudiated.

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