Miss Mie, Yuumi Kato, emerged as the winner of Miss Universe Japan 2018, during a low profile event held at the Hotel Chinzanso in Tokyo. The young lass can speak four languages – Japanese, English, Malay and Chinese – and is reported to have grown up in Malaysia.
The runners-up were the representatives of Tokyo, Hokkaido and Niigata. Kanagawa’s representative was also one of the Top 5, but did was not recognized as a runner-up.
Report has it that the new Miss Universe Japan national director is Hiroko Mima, who was Japan’s representative at Miss Universe 2008, held in Vietnam.