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Reuters looks at how multiracial Miss Japan hopes to change homeland’s thinking on identity

In one of the most popular videos of the week, Reuters takes a look at Japan’s Ariana Miyamoto. Recently named Miss Japan, Miyamoto was hesitant to enter a beauty contest in the country, figuring her multi-racial origins would mean she couldn’t win. But she went for it, she won and is now the country’s representative in the Miss Universe contest. Her selection triggered an internet firestorm, with arguments that she didn’t look Japanese enough to represent the nation – despite speaking flawless Japanese and having a Japanese mother. Miyamoto tells Reuters that she wants to make a difference for the growing number of multi-racial children in Japan.

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Topics of Interest: Lifestyle & Entertainment
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Regions: Asia