Tamao Yoneyama beat over 30 other contestants to be crowned Miss International Japan 2023 on Tuesday, November 8 at the Nissho Hall in Tokyo.
The 26-year-old model from Tokyo, who now wears the newly unveiled crown by Long Beach Pearl, will represent Japan at the Miss International 2023 pageant.
Mio Ikeda placed second while Sumire Akune, Kumi Miyamaru, and Marika Goto were third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
While this year’s Miss International will be held on December 13 at Tokyo Dome City Hall, the date and venue for the 2023 edition have not yet been announced.
Since 1960, Japan has only won Miss International once, in 2012, with the now actress and book author Ikumi Yoshimatsu.
15 things that can’t be seen anywhere but in Japan
Top Discovery – Nov 08
Japan is a country more advanced and cultured than any other. Whether it’s food, scenic tourist
destinations, entertainment, technological prowess or even the lifestyle of locals, there is no
match for Japan.
Woman dies after falling out of moving car; driver arrested
Japan Today – Nov 06
Police in Sapporo have arrested a 29-year-old man over the death of a 23-year-old woman who fell or was pushed out of his car onto the street. The woman was hit by an oncoming vehicle and died later of her injuries.
Ex J-pop idol Hideaki Takizawa resigns from Johnny & Associates
Kyodo – Nov 02
Hideaki Takizawa, a former member of J-pop idol duo Tackey & Tsubasa who starred in NHK’s yearlong historical drama series in 2005, has resigned from Johnny & Associates Inc., one of Japan’s most powerful talent agencies, an agency official said Tuesday.
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