Miss World Japan is newly crowned, and some purists are unhappy

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Priyanka, a translator and elephant trainer, has spent time in the US and in Japan. She told Guardian in an interview: “When I came back to Japan everyone thought I was a germ …7374type75figure76contents77attributes78type79Image80slf-post-image81true82id83184type85p86contents87type88text89contents90She hopes to change perceptions as Miss Japan and speak up about 91type92b93contents94type95text96contents97the struggles of being 98 -- or mixed race -- in Japan. 99type100p101contents102type103text104contents105And while Priyanka has to deal with old-timey purist critics that 106type107b108contents109type110text111contents112l113type114b115contents116type117text118contents119ambast her mixed heritage120type121text122contents123

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