Hara Ayoko (surname first), a 24-year-old beauty from Miyagi-ken.She's 1.70 meters (5'-7") and will represent Japan at the 2012 Miss Universe pageant.
First runner-up was Matsui Yukumi (surname first) from Nagano, second runner-up was Yoshimura Sora (surname first) of Fukuoka. In fourth and fifth place, respectively are Kondo Tomomi (surname first) from Hokkaido and Shimizu Emu of Yamanishi.
Miss Hara is wearing a nice see-through peek-a-boob top in the above photo.
Congratulations! And because you are nice, here's another photo.
This blog shall continue to bring you further updates and pictures as they arrive on my desk.
By Andrew Joseph