21-year-old Yumi Kato, representing Mie (administrative jurisdiction), was crowned Miss Universe Japan 2018 on March 18, 2018 during a national finale held at the Chinzanso Hotel in Tokyo. She succeeds Momoko Abe as the new Miss Universe Japan. Yuumi will now represent Japan at Miss Universe 2018 to be held later this year.
The new queen of Japan can speak four languages – Japanese, English, Malay and Chinese. She has lived in Malaysia.
Nozawa Reika of Tokyo finished second while the delegates from Hokkaido and Niigate finished third and fourth places respectively
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