Japan at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Japan's representatives and their placements at the big four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world. The country has won three victories:

  • Two — Miss Universe crowns (1959 • 2007)
  • One — Miss International crown (2012)

Franchise Holder: Since 2018, the national director for Japan is Hiroko Mima. Previously, the franchise was held by Ines Ligron.

The criteria for the Big Four inclusion is based on specific standards such as the pageants global prominence and prestige approved by worldwide media, the quality and quantity of crowned delegates recognized by international franchisees and pageant aficionados, the winner's post pageant activities; the pageants longevity, consistency, and history; the sincerity of the pageant's specific cause, platform, and advocacy; the overall pre-pageant activities, production quality and global telecast; the enormity of internet traffic; and the extent of popularity amongst pageant fans across the globe.

Japan's Big Four titleholders[edit]

Japan has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[1][2] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[3][4][5]

Color Key
  •      Miss Universe winner
  •      Miss World winner
  •      Miss International winner
  •      Miss Earth winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalits, Semi-finalists or Quarter-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA Maria Kaneya
TBA
Chiho Terauchi
TBA
Konatsu Yoshida
TBA
2020 Aisha Harumi Tochigi ↑ No Pageant Held Anna Tode
Top 20
2019 Ako Kamo Marika Sera Tomomi Okada Yuka Itoku
Top 20
2018 Yuumi Kato Kanako Date
Top 30
Hinano Sugimoto
Top 8
Mio Tanaka
Top 18
2017 Momoko Abe Haruka Yamashita
Top 15
Natsuki Tsutsui
4th Runner-Up
Yasuyo Saito
2016 Sari Nakazawa Priyanka Yoshikawa
Top 20
Junna Yamagata
Top 15
Ami Hachiya
2015 Ariana Miyamoto
Top 10
Chika Nakagawa
Arisa Nakagawa
Ayano Yamada
2014 Keiko Tsuji Hikaru Kawai Rira Hongo Reina Nagata
2013 Yukimi Matsuo Michiko Tanaka Yukiko Takahashi Yu Horikawa
2012 Ayako Hara Nozomi Igarashi Ikumi Yoshimatsu
WINNER
Megumi Noda
Top 16
2011 Maria Kamiyama Midori Tanaka
Top 31
Nagomi Murayama Tomoko Maeda
Top 16
2010 Maiko Itai Hiroko Matsunaga Etsuko Kanagae
Top 15
Marina Kishira
Top 7
2009 Emiri Miyasaka Eruza Sasaki
Top 16
Yuka Nakayama
Top 15
Tomomi Takada
2008 Hiroko Mima
Top 15
Mizuki Kubodera Kyoko Sugiyama
Top 12
Akemi Fukumura
2007 Riyo Mori
WINNER
Lui Watanabe Hisako Shirata
Top 15
Ryoko Tominaga
2006 Kurara Chibana
1st Runner-Up
Kazuha Kondo Mami Sakurai
Top 12
Noriko Ohno
2005 Yukari Kuzuya Erina Shinohara Naomi Ishizaka
Top 12
Emi Suzuki
2004 Eri Machimoto Minako Goto Tamiko Kawahara
Top 15
×
2003 Miyako Miyazaki
4th Runner-Up
Kaoru Nishide Saeko Matsumi
Top 12
Asami Saito
2002 Mina Chiba Yuko Nabeta Hana Urushima
2nd Runner-Up
×
2001 Misao Arauchi Yuka Hamano Hanako Suzuki
Top 15
Misuzu Hirayama
2000 Mayu Endo Mariko Sugai Kanako Shibata
Top 15
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines)
1999 Satomi Ogawa Aya Mitsubori Kana Onoda
Top 15
1998 Nana Okumura Rie Mochizuki Megumi Taira
Top 15
1997 × Shinobu Saraie Sayuri Seki
Top 15
1996 × Miyuki Fujii Akiko Sugano
Top 15
1995 Narumi Saeki Mari Kubo Yuka Kondo
Top 15
1994 Chiaki Kawahito Shinobu Sushida Tomomi Hanamura
Top 15
1993 Yukiko Shiki Yoko Miyasaka Masayo Shibasaki
Top 15
1992 Akiko Ando Kaoru Kikuchi Tomoko Nishiki
1991 Atsuko Yamamoto Junko Tsuda Miho Takata
Top 15
1990 Hiroko Miyoshi Tomoko Iwasaki Hiroko Ohnishi
Top 15
1989 Eri Tashiro Kaori Muto Tamae Ogura
1988 Mizuho Sakaguchi
3rd Runner-Up
Kazumi Sakikubo Yuki Egami
Top 15
1987 Hiroe Namba Keiko Unno Yayoi Morita
Top 15
1986 Hiroko Esaki Mutsumi Sugimura Rika Kobayashi
Top 15
1985 Hatsumi Furusawa Haruko Sugimoto Makiko Matsumoto
Top 15
1984 Megumi Niiyama Ayako Ohsone Junko Ueno
Top 15
1983 Yuko Yamaguchi Mie Nakahara Akemi Fujita
Top 15
1982 Eri Okuwaki Mutsuko Kikuchi Yukiko Tsutsumi
1981 Mineko Orisaku Naomi Kishi
Top 15
Mika Moriwaki
Top 15
1980 Hisae Hiyama Kanako Ito Mayumi Kanbara
Top 10
1979 Yurika Kuroda Motomi Hibino Hideko Haba
4th Runner-Up
1978 Hisako Manda Yuko Yamaguchi Atsuko Taguchi
1977 Kyoko Satoh Chizuru Shigemura Mieko Kojima
1976 Miyako Iwakuni Noriko Asakuno Kumie Nakamura
4th Runner-Up
1975 Sachiko Nakayama
Top 12
Chiharu Fujiwara Sumiko Kumagai
Top 15
1974 Eriko Tsuboi Chikako Shima
Top 7
Hideko Shigekawa
Top 15
1973 Miyoko Sometani
Top 12
Keiko Matsunaga Miki Yaita
Top 15
1972 Harumi Maeda
Top 12
Akiko Kajitani Yuko Tamehisa
Top 15
1971 Shigeko Taketomi
Top 12
Emiko Ikeda Reiko Yoneyama
Top 15
1970 Jun Shimada
3rd Runner-Up
Hisayo Nakamura Toshie Suda
3rd Runner-Up
1969 Kikuyo Osuka
4th Runner-Up
Emiko Karashima Akemi Okemoto
Top 15
1968 Yasuyo Iino Ryoko Miyoshi Yoko Sunami
Top 15
1967 Kayoko Fujikawa Chikako Sotoyama Hiroko Sasaki
Top 15
1966 Atsumi Ikeno Harumi Kobayashi ↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Mari Katayama Yuko Oguchi
Top 16
Hiroko Fukushima
1964 Chizuko Matsumoto Yoshiko Nakatani Naoko Matsui
Top 15
1963 Noriko Ando
Top 15
Miyako Harada Shizuko Shimizu
1962 Kazuko Hirano Teruko Ikeda
4th Runner-Up
Kaoru Maki
Top 15
1961 Akemi Toyama Chie Murakami
Top 15
Atsuko Kyoto
1960 Yayoi Furuno
Top 15
Eiko Murai
Top 18
Michiko Takagi
Top 15
1959 Akiko Kojima
WINNER
Chieko Ichinose ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan.)
1958 Tomoko Moritake
Top 15
Hisako Okuse
1957 Kyoko Otani
Top 15
Muneko Yorifuji
4th Runner-Up
1956 Yoshie Baba Midoriko Tokura
3rd Runner-Up
1955 Keiko Takahashi
4th Runner-Up
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in England, United Kingdom. Japan sent their first delegate in 1956.)
1954 Mieko Kondo
1953 Kinuko Ito
2nd Runner-Up
1952 Himeko Kojima
1951 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States.)


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 19 Winner Star*.svg (1959 • 2007)
Miss World 13 3rd Runner-Up (1956)
Miss International 46 Winner Star*.svg (2012)
Miss Earth 6 Top 7 (2010)
Total 84 3 TITLES

References[edit]

  1. Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  2. Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  3. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  5. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Miss Universe Japan
  • Miss World Japan
  • Miss International Japan
  • Miss Earth Japan


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