• Tuesday, September 27, 2022


Biracial Priyanka Yoshikawa wins Miss Japan contest

Miss Japan 2016 winner Priyanka Yoshikawa (Image courtesy: Facebook)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A HALF-Indian woman has been crowned Miss Japan, in a second victory in a row for biracial entrants into the East Asian country’s prestigious beauty pageant. Priyanka Yoshikawa, 22, discovered she had won the award on Monday (September 5), and said she would use her win to “change perceptions”. She credited her win to last year’s victor, Ariana Miyamoto, who was the first mixed-race person to win the Miss Japan pageant, saying she had helped show “mixed girls the way”. Ms Miyamoto’s victory was unprecedented in Japan, where only about 2% of babies born every year are biracial, or “haafu”,…

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