Miss Universe Japan crowns first biracial winner

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TOKYO, JAPAN - She was born and raised in Japan, is a Japanese citizen, speaks the language fluently and is a master of Japanese calligraphy, but the newly crowned Miss Universe Japan is being criticized for not being "Japanese enough."

Why? The country is largely homogenous, with 98 percent Japanese nationals. But Ariana Miyamoto's father is African American, making her the first biracial Miss Japan.

The 20-year-old model insists, she might not look Japanese on the outside, but she is on the inside. Now, she's focused on preparing for the Miss Universe pageant in January.

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