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Miss International 2012 Ikumi Yoshimatsu: "The Dark Side of Japanese Entertainment Industry"
The 53rd Miss International was crowned recently in Tokyo, but her predecessor, the first Japanese woman to win the title in 52 years, Ikumi Yoshimatsu, was not there to hand over her crown, Ms. Yoshimatsu is an actress, best-selling author and a social activist. The reason for her conspicuous absence: she was told to "play sick" by the management of the contest, who fear that a powerful talent agency executive stalking her might "cause trouble." Read the article