Ariana Miyamoto
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Miss Japan: First mixed-race winner provokes debate

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 2015
  • From the section Asia
Go to next video: Photo project addresses Lebanon racism