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