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Miss Universe Japan 2016 Contestants

A new Miss Universe Japan will be crowned on March 1st. The winner will have the opportunity to represent her country at Miss Universe 2016.

Ariana Miyamoto will crown her successor at the end of the event. After her victory in march 2015 she faced some criticism on social media for not appearing to be Japanese; she is the first hāfu (multiracial) woman to be Miss Japan. As Miss Universe Japan Miyamoto competed at Miss Universe 2015, she made the TOP 10.

The Miss Universe Japan pageant was created in 1998 in response to Japan's then-recent lack of finalists at Miss Universe. It is a branch from the former Miss Japan pageant. Until 2007, the organisation managed to produce one winner - Akiko Kojima in 1959 - two top 5 runners-up and one top 15 semifinalist at the Miss Universe pageant. They finally won a second Miss Universe Crown in 2007 with Riyo Mori.

Miss Universe Japan 2016 Contestants


Miss HOKKAIDO Kanako Hirayama
Miss HOKKAIDO Kanako Hirayama

Miss AOMORI Aiko Mikata
Miss AOMORI Aiko Mikata

Miss IWATE Asami Orui
Miss IWATE Asami Orui



Miss MIYAGI Yuki Ishikawa
Miss MIYAGI Yuki Ishikawa

Miss AKITA Emi Ozaki
Miss AKITA Emi Ozaki


Miss YAMAGATA Saki Sunada
Miss YAMAGATA Saki Sunada

Miss FUKUSHIMA Mako Sato
Miss FUKUSHIMA Mako Sato


Miss IBARAKI Eriko Kumagai
Miss IBARAKI Eriko Kumagai

Miss TOCHIGI Chiho Terauchi
Miss TOCHIGI Chiho Terauchi


Miss GUNMA Rie Fukui
Miss GUNMA Rie Fukui

Miss SAITAMA Hitomi Fujitsuka
Miss SAITAMA Hitomi Fujitsuka


Miss CHIBA Misa Morita
Miss CHIBA Misa Morita

Miss TOKYO Risako Nakamura
Miss TOKYO Risako Nakamura


Miss KANAGAWA Miku Takahashi
Miss KANAGAWA Miku Takahashi

Miss NIIGATA Naoko Yoneyama
Miss NIIGATA Naoko Yoneyama

Miss TOYAMA Ayumi Nakazawa
Miss TOYAMA Ayumi Nakazawa

Miss ISHIKAWA Nao Koizumi
Miss ISHIKAWA Nao Koizumi

Miss FUKUI Masumi Yamada
Miss FUKUI Masumi Yamada

Miss NAGANO Mizue Todoroki
Miss NAGANO Mizue Todoroki

Miss GIFU Haruka Yoshino
Miss GIFU Haruka Yoshino

Miss SHIZUOKA Yukari Shiotsuki
Miss SHIZUOKA Yukari Shiotsuki

Miss AICHI Chihiro Okamoto
Miss AICHI Chihiro Okamoto

Miss SHIGA Sari Nakazawa
Miss SHIGA Sari Nakazawa

Miss KYOTO Yu Nakashima
Miss KYOTO Yu Nakashima

Miss OSAKA Asumi Okuda
Miss OSAKA Asumi Okuda

Miss HYOGO Mizuki Kato
Miss HYOGO Mizuki Kato

Miss NARA Yukiko Takano
Miss NARA Yukiko Takano

Miss WAKAYAMA Haruka Nohara
Miss WAKAYAMA Haruka Nohara

Miss TOTTORI Mina Aoyama
Miss TOTTORI Mina Aoyama

Miss SHIMANE Rino Tanaka
Miss SHIMANE Rino Tanaka

Miss OKAYAMA Mao Isobe
Miss OKAYAMA Mao Isobe

Miss HIROSHIMA Tomoe Sumioka
Miss HIROSHIMA Tomoe Sumioka

Miss YAMAGUCHI Sayaka Kumabe
Miss YAMAGUCHI Sayaka Kumabe

Miss TOKUSHIMA Kaori Arike
Miss TOKUSHIMA Kaori Arike

Miss KAGAWA Arika Sakamoto
Miss KAGAWA Arika Sakamoto

Miss EHIME Takako Hirashima
Miss EHIME Takako Hirashima

Miss KOCHI Sayaka Nishimura
Miss KOCHI Sayaka Nishimura

Miss FUKUOKA Keiko Fukushima
Miss FUKUOKA Keiko Fukushima

Miss SAGA Natsuki Saito
Miss SAGA Natsuki Saito

Miss NAGASAKI Yukiko Wakasugi
Miss NAGASAKI Yukiko Wakasugi

Miss KUMAMOTO Sayaka Matsumoto
Miss KUMAMOTO Sayaka Matsumoto

Miss OITA Hazuki Iida
Miss OITA Hazuki Iida

Miss MIYAZAKI Chifumi Ishigami
Miss MIYAZAKI Chifumi Ishigami

Miss KAGOSHIMA Tomoko Kadosono
Miss KAGOSHIMA Tomoko Kadosono

Miss OKINAWA Konatsu Itokazu
Miss OKINAWA Konatsu Itokazu

Miss MIE Momoe Yada
Miss MIE Momoe Yada
 
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