Annual celebration of midriff-baring swimsuits takes place just ahead of the start of prime beach weather in Japan. After several straight days of warm but pleasantly dry weather, rain clouds swept over the Tokyo area on Thursday night. But to keep their spirits from darkening too much, those stuck inside could take sunny-mooded solace in the fact that July 5 is Bikini Day. Commemorating the public unveiling of the two-piece beachwear garment, Bikini Day is marked with the copious sharing of swimsuit snapshots and selfies, and this year was no exception. Well, this is not too late at all
List of the hottest models from Japan, as voted on by the Ranker community. These Japanese models have been featured in fashion shoots, advertising and magazine features in their native country and around the world, making them among the planet's most sought-after women. Some have boosted their notoriety and success by appearing as well in films and TV programs in Japan and are recognizable there as celebrities. A number of international models have gone on to find fame in the United States, sometimes continuing on in the fashion industry, but also going on to become entertainment personalities in their own right. Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron was originally a model from South Africa.