APU student and current member of the APU Student Press Assistant (SPA) Team, ARAKI Yukari (APS4, Japan), has been crowned “Miss Beppu” 2012. Congratulations Yukari-san!
Following the crowning of APU graduate TON Diep Nhat Trang (Vietnam) as Miss Beppu 2010, this is the second title to be won by an APU student. In addition, Miss TON was also the first ever foreign-born Miss Beppu. In addition to her PR work with the SPA team, Yukari-san will also be playing an active role in the PR initiatives of Beppu City. Yukari-san spoke of her goals for the future: “I entered the Miss Beppu contest as a way of expressing my appreciation to the City of Beppu for helping me to mature as a person. In the future I hope to do my best for local PR initiatives and make the great features of Beppu known to more and more people”. Yukari-san was crowned and made her first public appearance at the Sunday, April 1 Beppu Onsen Festival. We wish her the very best of luck and look forward to her future achievements.