The event will take place in the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. 47 contestants will compete for the crown.
Miss Universe Japan 2017 : Meet the candidates
Last year Sari Nakazawa (Miss Universe Japan 2016) failed to advance to the top 13 semifinalists round. When the Miss Universe Japan pageant was founded in 1998, it was run by French national director Ines Ligron. Until 2007, the organisation managed to produce one winner, two top 5 runners-up and one top 15 semifinalist at the Miss Universe pageant. Ligron was catapulted to the international spotlight when Riyo Mori won the second Miss Universe crown for Japan in 2007.
Riyo Mori, Miss Universe 2007 from Japan