（For Immediate Release）
Ma Mag Marketing Sdn. Bhd. 19 March 2018
Yuumi Kato (加藤遊海), a Japanese model represented and promoted by entertainment and media company Ma Mag Marketing Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, will be representing Japan in Miss Universe 2018.
Japanese model Yuumi Kato with a Malaysian background shone bright in the recent final of Miss Universe Japan 2018. Yuumi Kato is a model and actress represented and promoted by Ma Mag Marketing Sdn Bhd (company’s representative: Fumiko Nakamura), a company engaging in promoting Japanese talents in Malaysia. The final of Miss Universe Japan 2018, in which 36 finalists competed for the crown, was held at Hotel Chinzanso in Tokyo.
Yuumi Kato made her appearance in the competition as a model and actress representing Mie prefecture. She moved to Malaysia when she was a kid and had lived in Malaysia until the age of 15 when she returned to Japan to learn about Japanese culture. Yuumi who is also proficient in English and Malay played a part in a Malay comedy drama series J.K.K. (Jenaka Kampung Kalut) aired on Malaysia’s TV3. The comedy drama series was jointly planned and produced by Nippon Television Network, Sumimoto Corporation, as well as Malaysia’s Primeworks Studios and Sistem Televisyen Malaysia as a project supported by an overseas expansion of broadcast contents sponsorship of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication of Japan.
In addition, Yuumi’s popularity in Malaysia has been on the rise since she was chosen as the ambassador of Isuzu Malaysia in 2017 and featured in a Shinkansen PR event hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication of Japan. She has also earned her fame in Japan since her debut on Nippon TV’s Tensai! Shimura Doubutsu En (Shimura Zoo) in autumn last year.
■ For enquiries about this press release or for arrangements to interview Yuumi Kato, please contact Ma Mag Marketing (email@example.com; attn: Nakamura).