Kuni Miyake’s commentary “How Japanese is Naomi Osaka?” in the Jan. 28 edition is an excellent article that clearly explains some of the attributes of being a Japanese. It also shows that the language is but one part of being Japanese. I was moved by the fact that Naomi Osaka picks up her own trash.
The article also shows the Japan Tennis Association in a good light. It is a good success story for them for scouting the right person because they chose to support a worthy player at the right time. I too wish Osaka all the best for the Grand Slams and the Olympics.
And, here’s a toast for a multicultural Japan.
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