September 8, 2016 17:13 IST

Miss Japan won by half Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa

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Priyanka Yoshikawa, who has a Japanese mother and an Indian father, says she hopes that being crowned Miss World Japan will spur greater acceptance in her homeland of people with different ethnic backgrounds, such as herself. Credit: Reuters
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Priyanka Yoshikawa, who has a Japanese mother and an Indian father, says she hopes that being crowned Miss World Japan will spur greater acceptance in her homeland of people with different ethnic backgrounds, such as herself. Credit: Reuters
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Priyanka Yoshikawa, who has a Japanese mother and an Indian father, says she hopes that being crowned Miss World Japan will spur greater acceptance in her homeland of people with different ethnic backgrounds, such as herself. Credit: Reuters
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Priyanka Yoshikawa, who has a Japanese mother and an Indian father, says she hopes that being crowned Miss World Japan will spur greater acceptance in her homeland of people with different ethnic backgrounds, such as herself. Credit: Reuters
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Priyanka Yoshikawa, who has a Japanese mother and an Indian father, says she hopes that being crowned Miss World Japan will spur greater acceptance in her homeland of people with different ethnic backgrounds, such as herself. Credit: Reuters