Anonymous asked in SportsTennis · 11 months ago

Why does Osaka represent Japan when she was born AND lives in the USA?

6 Answers

  • 11 months ago
    Favourite answer

    "Born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, Osaka has lived in the United States since she was three years old" Wik.

    I suppose she just feels she'd rather represent her native country even if she left there when very young. Many tennis players represent a country other than expected.

  • Zapata
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    She was born in Japan actually. She lives here because that's where most pro Tennis coaches are.

  • 11 months ago

    the story is she was told that she has better marketing opportunities by representing japan and not the usa, but in reality is american, yes she is half Japanese through her mother but she does not speak the language fluently and spent the majority of her life growing up in the US. so yes this is strange and unusual.

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Place of BIRTH allows you to do that?

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Because she is part Japanese and she identifies herself as Japanese,and she was born in Japan, not the USA.

  • 11 months ago

    Wasn’t she born in Japan?

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