I have to say, this is one beauty pageant I wish I had attended. The Nail Queen 2009 Awards Ceremony was held at the Tokyo Nail Expo 2009 this past November.
The Tokyo Nail Expo showcases incredible technical mastery (it also brings all new meaning to the term ghetto fabulous). Apparently "the nail industry has grown to nearly 200 million Japanese yen market in 2008 and the annual event attracts 50,000 visitors."
Pick your favorite queen below, and start practicing.