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  • There's a harmful lack of dialogue around Japan's homogeneity
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    Ariana Miyamoto (2015) ©
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Ariana Miyamoto: how a hafu beauty queen is challenging racial stereotypes

When the daughter of a Japanese mother and African American father entered the 2015 Miss Universe contest, she knew the controversy she would face if she won. Now, representing Japan in her freshly-won crown, Ariana Miyamoto is challenging Japan's racial stereotypes.