Newly Crowned Miss Universe Japan is Japanese-Ghanaian, Aisha Harumi Tochigi

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Miss Universe Japan has crowned Japanese-Ghanaian model, Aisha Harumi Tochigi as 2020 winner in a historic event on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Born into an exogamous family, a Ghanaian father and Japanese mother, the Tokyo-based beauty queen beat competition from twenty-nine other delegates to snatch the crown.

Her win makes her the second interracial person to win the coveted title in a country that considered very conservative and averse to interracial marriages.


Miss Universe®Japan 2020 Aisha Harumi Tochigi 👑
@aishatochigi,the pageant announced on their Instagram page.

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It was a night for mixed raced kids as Japanese-Nigerian, Raimau Kaminashi was adjudged the first runner-up and Japanese-Filipino, Yuki Sonoda took the second runner up position on the night.

Prior to winning the 2020 edition, Tochigi participated in 2019 event where she ended up in the top 5 but lost out to Ako Kamo.

According to official records, Aisha was born in 1996 and lived in Accra, Ghana for a few years before relocating to Japan. She attended the Golden Sunbeam International School in Adentan.

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