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Japan's Half-Indian Miss World Contestant a Challenge to Its Self-Image

Priyanka Yoshikawa says she hopes that being crowned Miss World Japan will spur greater acceptance in her homeland of people with parents from different ethnic backgrounds, such as herself. With a Japanese mother and an Indian father, Yoshikawa, 22, offers the latest challenge to Japan's self-image as a racially homogeneous nation, after she was selected on Monday to represent the country in the Miss World contest. "I have a responsibility," said Yoshikawa. "I have...

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