Mar 31 2015

Miss Universe Japan

Category: Japan News,Japanese GirlsIchiban @ 11:18 pm

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TOKYO: Born and bred in Nagasaki, Ariana Miyamoto went to study in the US before becoming a model. On Mar 12, she won the Miss Universe Japan title. However, beauty pageant fans are not unanimous in their acceptance of her victory, as some prefer a pure blooded Japanese to wear the crown.

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Miss Miyamoto is the pageant’s first mixed-race winner, being born to a Japanese mother and an African-American father.

 

 

 

 

“I saw the result of Miss Universe Japan. My honest feeling was: does it make sense that a foreigner represents Japan?” wrote a Twitter user. “Miss Universe Japan is not Japan,” read another tweet.

 

 

 

Japan is still far from being considered a multi-racial society. As of 2014, there were only 2.356 million foreigners living in Japan or two per cent of the entire population. In response, the Japanese Government is easing laws to allow more foreigners to live in the country.

Although the move has attracted a record 13 million foreign tourists last year, the rate of new foreigners relocating to Japan has by contrast increased only very slowly.

For some foreign residents, they feel like they are treated differently simply because they are not Japanese. “The older Japanese don’t like foreigners much. They ask me to go away,” said a Filipino woman.

“I’m a Singaporean. They don’t speak badly about Singaporeans. But it sometimes happen. I get feedback from people about other countries,“ said a Singaporean man.

On the contrary, if foreigners are just passing through the country, they are usually treated quite well. “Even if they don’t speak the language, they can point to the right direction, hand signal things away,” said an Asian-American traveller.

With the Japanese population on decline, its Government has been relaxing visa requirements, particularly to Southeast Asian nationals.

– CNA/pp

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