Miss World Japan

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Miss World Japan
Formation2013
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersTokyo
Location
Membership
Miss World
Official language
Japanese
Websitewww.missworld.jp

Miss World Japan (ミス・ワールド・ジャパン) is a national beauty pageant in Japan. [1]

History

The Miss World Japan contest was started in 2013, by national holder for Miss World in Tokyo, Japan. The winner of Miss World Japan (MWJ) represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. [2]

Titleholders

Color key
  •   Declared as Winner
  •   Ended as runner-up
  •   Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss World Japan Japanese Represented Placement Special Awards
2024 Maya Negishi[3] 根岸まや Saitama TBA
2023 Kana Yamaguchi[4] 山口佳奈 Toyama TBA
2022 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2022
2021 Tamaki Hoshi[5] 星 たまき Akita Unplaced Miss World Talent (4th Runner-Up)
Miss World Sport (Top 32)
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2020
2019 Marika Sera 世良 マリカ Kanagawa Unplaced Miss World Sport (Top 32)
Miss World Talent (Top 27)
2018 Kanako Date 伊達 佳内子 Tokyo Top 30 Miss World Talent
Miss World Top Model (Top 32)
Beauty with a Purpose (Top 25)
2017 Haruka Yamashita[6] 山下 晴加 Tokyo Top 15 Miss World Talent (Top 20)
2016 Priyanka Yoshikawa 吉川 プリアンカ Tokyo Top 20
2015 Chika Nakagawa 中川 知香 Niigata Unplaced Top Model (Top 30)
2014 Hikaru Kawai 河合 ひかる Miyagi Unplaced People's Choice Award (Top 20)
2013 Michiko Tanaka 田中 道子 Shizuoka Unplaced Beach Beauty (Top 33)
2012 Nozomi Igarashi 五十嵐 希 Yamagata Unplaced
2011 Midori Tanaka 田中 緑 Okayama Top 31
2010 Hiroko Matsunaga 松永 博子 Fukuoka Unplaced
2009 Eruza Sasaki 佐々木 えるざ Okinawa Top 16
2008 Mizuki Kubodera 久保寺 瑞紀 Kanagawa Unplaced
2007 Rui Watanabe 渡部 累 Tokyo Unplaced
2006 Kazuha Kondo 近藤 和葉 Tokyo Unplaced Top 24 - Miss Sports
2005 Erina Shinohara 篠原 絵理奈 - Unplaced
2004 Minako Goto 後藤 美菜子 Akita Unplaced
2003 Kaoru Nishide 西出 薫 - Unplaced
2002 Yuko Nabeta 鍋田 裕子 - Unplaced
2001 Yuka Hamano 浜野 由佳 - Unplaced
2000 Mariko Sugai 菅井 万里子 - Unplaced
1999 Aya Mitsubori 三堀 彩 - Unplaced
1998 Rie Mochizuki 望月 里恵 - Unplaced
1997 Shinobu Saraie 更家 しのぶ - Unplaced
1996 Miyuki Fujii 藤井 美由紀 - Unplaced
1995 Mari Kubo 久保 真理 - Unplaced
1994 Shinobu Sushida 須志田 しのぶ - Unplaced
1993 Yoko Miyasaka 宮坂 謡子 - Unplaced
1992 Kaoru Kikuchi 菊池 薫 - Unplaced
1991 Junko Tsuda 津田 純子 - Unplaced
1990 Tomoko Iwasaki 岩崎 朋子 - Unplaced
1989 Kaori Muto 武藤 かをり - Unplaced
1988 Kazumi Sakikubo 崎久保 和美 - Unplaced
1987 Keiko Unno 海野 圭子 - Unplaced
1986 Mutsumi Sugimura 杉村 睦 - Unplaced
1985 Haruko Sugimoto 杉本 治子 - Unplaced
1984 Ayako Ohsone 大曽根 文子 - Unplaced
1983 Mie Nakahara 中原 三枝 Yamanashi Unplaced
1982 Mutsuko Kikuchi 菊地 睦子 Tokyo Unplaced
1981 Naomi Kishi 岸 直実 Tokyo Top 15 Queens of Asia
1980 Kanako Ito 伊藤 加奈子 Tokyo Unplaced
1979 Motomi Hibino 日比野 元美 Akita Unplaced
1978 Yuko Yamaguchi 山口 裕子 Okayama Unplaced
1977 Chizuru Shigemura 重村 千鶴 Saitama Unplaced
1976 Noriko Asakuno 朝久野 典子 Osaka Unplaced
1975 Chiharu Fujiwara 藤原 千春 Toyama Unplaced
1974 Chikako Shima 島 周子 Gifu Top 7
1973 Keiko Matsunaga 松永 恵子 Chiba Unplaced
1972 Akiko Kajitani Kyoto Unplaced
1971 Emiko Ikeda 池田 恵美子 Tokyo Unplaced
1970 Hisayo Nakamura 中村 久代 Fukuoka Unplaced
1969 Emiko Karashima 辛島 恵美子 Shizuoka Unplaced
1968 Ryoko Miyoshi 三好 僚子 Tokyo Unplaced
1967 Chikako Sotoyama 外山 智香子 Tochigi Unplaced
1966 Harumi Kobayashi 小早志 春美 Kanagawa Unplaced
1965 Yuko Oguchi 小口 侑子 Aichi Top 16
1964 Yoshiko Nakatani Ibaraki Unplaced
1963 Miyako Harada 原田 美弥子 Yamanashi Unplaced
1962 Teruko Ikeda 池田 照子 Hokkaido 4th Runner-up
1961 Chie Murakami 村上 千恵 Nagano Top 15
1960 Eiko Murai 村井 睿子 Niigata Top 15
1959 Chieko Ichinose 一の瀬 千恵子 Tokyo Unplaced
1958 Hisako Okuse 奥瀬 寿子 Saitama Unplaced
1957 Muneko Yorifuji 依藤 宗子 Hyōgo 4th Runner-up
1956 Midoriko Tokura 戸倉 緑子 Yamaguchi 3rd Runner-up

See also

References

  1. ^ "Half-Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa crowned Miss Japan, but not everyone's impressed". 5 September 2016.
  2. ^ "'Haafu' and proud: Miss World Japan won by mixed-race contestant". TheGuardian.com. 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ "ミス・ワールド:日本代表に26歳のバレエダンサー、根岸茉矢さん 2021年に審査員特別賞を受賞 「応援されるよう精進したい」". Mainichi Kirei (in Japanese).
  4. ^ "Miss Japan 2022 crowned". Miss World.
  5. ^ "『ミス・ワールド』日本代表に早大2年 20歳・星たまきさん「喜びよりも感謝の気持ち". YahooJapan. October 12, 2021.
  6. ^ "Haruka Yamashita to represent Japan at Miss World". gettyimages. 4 September 2017.

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