Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka chooses Japanese citizenship over U.S., hopes to represent Japan at Tokyo Olympics

Tennis star says “playing for the pride of the nation will be a very emotional experience.”

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Naomi Osaka hits back at Japanese comedians’ “too sunburned” comment

Witty response proves Osaka isn’t just a tennis pro, she’s a marketing queen. 

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Naomi Osaka called “too tanned” in Japanese comedy routine

Comedians and management apologise for saying the tennis pro “needs bleach”.

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Naomi Osaka brings kindness and tears to stunning sportsmanship display at US Open

Tells rising star it’s OK to cry, and does plenty of it herself.

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Naomi Osaka slams reporters who ask her to speak in Japanese with new Nike commercial

Osaka has just one word to say in response to all those annoying questions about her ethnicity and her love of katsudon.

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Naomi Osaka shuts down reporter who asked her to speak in Japanese following Australian Open win

People in Japan slam the reporter’s request and rush to the tennis pro’s defence.
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Cup Noodle maker apologizes for pale-skinned depiction of Naomi Osaka in anime ad【Video】

Half-Haitian, half-Japanese tennis star’s real-world complexion is far darker than how she appears as Prince of Tennis character.

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Naomi Osaka v Kei Nishikori: Tennis pros play with Japanese bats in Nissin cup noodles commercial

Osaka turns into a kimono-clad anime character halfway through the clip.

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Japanese reporters’ lame questions to tennis star Naomi Osaka embarrass netizens

The Japanese media is under criticism for its lack of interest in the actual sport of tennis

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How much has changed in Japan one week after Naomi Osaka’s victory in the 2018 U.S. Open?

Japan is now experiencing “Naomi Fever” throughout the country.

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Naomi Osaka stirs up debate about what it means to be Japanese following U.S. Open victory

She’s the first Japanese citizen to ever win a Grand Slam singles tournament, but in Japan it’s her race that’s been taking the spotlight.

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Our Korean-Japanese reporter’s thoughts on people asking “Is Naomi Osaka really Japanese?”

P.K. Sanjun takes a look at some of the common criteria used to define what makes a person “Japanese,” and whether they’ll still be used in the future.

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