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Miss Japan: First mixed-race winner provokes debate

5 June 2015 Last updated at 02:35 BST

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

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