The Miss Earth Pageant
Miss Earth on Facebook   Miss Earth on Instagram   Miss Earth on Twitter   Miss Earth on YouTube
Miss Earth Delegates
Miss Earth Japan 2019

JAPAN
YUKA ITOKU

Height: 173 cm
Measurements: 35 in - 26 in - 35 in
Occupation: Airport Ground Staff and Marketing Assistant
Flower Name: Cherry Blossom

Advocacy: I would like to share the current situation of the environment and keep sharing this until everyone gets to think of environmental problems as their own problems.
Miss Earth Japan 2019

WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL QUALITIES OF THE FLOWER? HEALING? FUNCTION?
In Japan, there is a culture related to 4 seasons. And especially, the season we are focusing on the most is spring. In spring, sprouts come out and also we have graduation ceremonies and an entrance ceremony. This is unique to japan. We experience meetings and partings in spring, so this season is important for them. And cherry blossom gives color to this season.

DESCRIBE YOUR CHILDHOOD/GROWING YEARS (8-13 YEARS OLD).
I have a younger brother and while my mother was at work, I take care of him. At that time, I felt lonely, but my brother also helped me a lot. So now, I think those years made me realized the importance of helping each other.

WHAT IS YOUR MEMORABLE MOMENT?
My grandmother used to live in that place. And the big earthquake happened, I couldn’t contact her for many days. I was so worried. And in that situation, I was thinking that what if we will not be able to get back to our normal life and what if we can’t meet my grandmother again. With all that thoughts, support and cheering from around the world helped me a lot and that made me realize I am not alone. Since that moment, I decided to help people when something happens like what happened to me.

ANY SPECIAL STORIES OR FACTS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY?
When I went to Vietnam within this April (Before I became Miss Earth Japan), I met a woman in Vietnam. And it turned out it was Miss Phuong Khanh, Miss Earth 2018. I didn’t realize she was Miss Earth 2018 at that time. But after, I became Miss Earth Japan and knew about her, I realized she was the one I saw in Vietnam.

WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
I didn’t imagine to have that much confidence in myself. I won Miss Earth Japan getting supported by so many people. Before I won that contest, I didn’t even imagine that I would win and get a crown on my head, so I feel so honored now and so nervous but I feel like that Miss Earth will be a new challenge for me to find the new me.

WHAT TIPS CAN YOU SHARE TO PROMOTE ECOTOURISM & CLIMATE CHANGE?
There are many things that people can do to save the earth but the most important thing is to think these problems are “each one's problems made by all.”

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD OF YOUR COUNTRY?
Trust and safety. It is the national trait to keep doing something constantly and punctually. By doing so, we make a safe environment which we are proud of in today’s world. And this trait makes Japanese transportation safe and punctual.

WHAT CAN YOU PROMOTE ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY?
Japanese transportation because it arrives on time and is never late.

See All Delegates