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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

People don't believe I am Japanese" says Miss Japan

Ariana Miyamoto, 2015 Miss Japan
Ariana Miyamoto, 2015 Miss Japan
With a Japanese mother and African American father, Ariana Miyamoto is the first half Japanese to represent Japan in 2015 Ms. Universe.

This year, it is turned by a half-Indian, half-Japanese crowned as Miss World Japan, the two suffered prejudice, critics complained that they are not a "pure" Japanese.  About 3% of babies born every year in Japan are biracial or "hafu" Japanese word for half.

Ariana experience that she felt to have more attention outside of Japan and Japanese media has largely ignored her.

Source: YouTube by BBC News

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