Christine Kimiko Ito was crowned the Japanese Queen of Washington on May 4. Ito also received the title of Miss Tomodachi, which means “friend” in Japanese, through a vote by her fellow participants. The titles comes with a scholarship presented by the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association.
The 2013 Washington State Japanese Princesses have been announced. They are Izumi Kahokuhulaokekai Hansen, Christine Kimiko Ito, Aspasea Elina McKenna, and Kristi Yukiko Nakata. The 2013 Washington state Japanese Queen will be selected on May 4.