22 year old Sari Nakazawa from Shiga is the new Miss Universe Japan who was crowned by last year winner Ariana Miyamoto held in Tokyo, Japan. Sari won the right to represent Japan at the Miss Universe 2016 over 47 contestants who represented different regions of Japan. Sayaka Matsumoto from Kumamoto was first runner up, Kaori Arike from Fukushima was adjudged as second runner up, Sayaka Nishimura from Kochi was third runner up and Yukari Shiotsuki from Shizuoka was adjudged as fourth runner up.
From 47 contestants, the top 16 were chosen who competed in evening gown and swimsuit round then top 5 were chosen who had to face the question and answer round.
Sari Nakazawa will now compete at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant who try to win the crown for Japan. Last year, Japan had made it to the top 10 of the same contest.