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First mixed-race Miss Japan crowned

BBC speaks to Ariana Miyamoto, the first mixed-race woman to be crowned Miss Japan.

With a Japanese mother and African American father, Ariana Miyamoto has become the first bi-racial woman to be crowned Miss Japan.

The question of whether a person of mixed race should be eligible to win the competition has since provoked a heated argument on social media,

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

Hafu film footage courtesy of Megumi Nishikura and Lara Perez Takagi

  • 05 Jun
  • From the section Asia