Marie Yanaka

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Marie Yanaka (谷中 麻里衣?, born August 30, 1990 in Tokyo) is the 2011 winner of the Miss Nippon ("Miss Japan" in Japanese) beauty pageant.[1] She graduated from the faculty of law at Keio University.

Yanaka spent much of her youth with her family posted in other countries.[2] She spent four years in Singapore, and another four years in the United States. Her father was working near the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. She says following the news, that day, while waiting to learn if her father was safe, was what inspired her to become a newscaster.

She was hired as one of the host's of business oriented television show in September 2011.[3]

French jeweller Louis Golay International designed Yanaka's tiara.[1]

She is also a television journalist, and currently anchors at CNBC Japan (known as Nikkei CNBC in Japan). She later started working at NHK World as well.

On April 1, 2014, Yanaka, and two other women, were named as brand ambassadors for a line of women's apparel.[4] Yanaka and the two other women, were anchorwomen, and the line of clothing was designed to appeal to women who wanted to look like anchorwomen.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Un joaillier vaudois couronne Miss Japon" (in French). 20 minutes. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2021-01-16. "Miss Japon, avec sa couronne, sera présente, fin mars, sur le stand Louis Golay lors de Baselworld 2011, selon «Le Matin Dimanche»." 
  2. "ミス日本、驚異の英語力 TOEIC990点の現役慶大生" (in Japanese). Livedoor. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2021-01-16. "特筆するべきは英語力だ。英検1級を持っており、TOEICが最高点の990点、TOEFLiBTも120点中116点。東京外国語大学主催の英語弁論大会「小川杯争奪英語弁論大会」でも優勝経験がある。" 
  3. "TOEIC満点の美女 ミス日本・谷中麻里衣 TBS日替わりキャスターに" (in Japanese). Sponichi. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2021-01-16. "米金融・経済情報サービス「ブルームバーグ」とタッグを組み、世界の金融・経済情報を伝える同番組は、09年4月にスタート。10月3日からのリニューアルで、水曜担当だったタレントの吉永実夏(22)が木曜に移るほか、谷中ら4人が新たに加わった。" 
  4. "皆藤愛子:松本あゆ美、谷中麻里衣とスーツブランド新キャラに" (in Japanese). Mantan web. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2021-01-16. "タレントの皆藤愛子さん、松本あゆ美さん、谷中麻里衣さんが「洋服の青山」のレディースブランド「ANCHOR WOMAN(アンカーウーマン)」の新キャラクターに起用されたことが1日、明らかになった。"