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NAOMI OSAKA

Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 28, 2021
Naomi Osaka’s Olympics exit dashes her hopes of gold on home turf
While the first days of competition have brought some cheer for Japan, the loss of Osaka dealt a sharp emotional blow and generated discussion over the state of her game.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 28, 2021
Kei Nishikori confident Naomi Osaka can bounce back after shock exit
Nishikori said the pressure weighed heavily on him when he made his Olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Games and he was much further from the spotlight than Osaka.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 28, 2021
What to watch on Day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics
Another showdown between a pair of stars in the pool and a much-anticipated debut for Samurai Japan in baseball highlight another busy day in Tokyo.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 26, 2021
Day 3 recap: Japan scoops up more golds as locals warm to the Games
Japan struck more gold on Monday as sentiment toward the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics appeared to shift, and local fans defied organizers to grab a glimpse of the Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 26, 2021
Naomi Osaka cruises into third round at Tokyo Olympics
Osaka put on a determined show, breaking her opponent's serve once in the first set and twice in the second as she rolled past Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 25, 2021
Day 2 recap: From skateboarding to judo, Japan brings home the gold
Japanese judoka Uta and Hifumi Abe became the first siblings to win gold medals on the same day, while Yuto Horigome bagged skateboarding's first gold.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 25, 2021
Tokyo Games showcase the changing face of sports in Japan
From Naomi Osaka to Rui Hachimura, a generation of biracial athletes in the Olympics are helping shift perceptions of what it means to be 'Japanese.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 25, 2021
What to watch on Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics
The first swimming medals of these Games are set to be handed out Sunday morning, while skateboarding and Naomi Osaka make their long-anticipated debuts.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 25, 2021
Fellow tennis stars happy to see Naomi Osaka light cauldron during opening ceremony
“It cannot be better for our sport, you are representing yourself, your country but also your sport,' said men's No. 1 Novak Djokovic.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 23, 2021
Naomi Osaka returns to the spotlight on Sunday
Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 2, has not played a competitive match since pulling out of the French Open.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 23, 2021
You read it here first (maybe): Who will light the Olympic cauldron
Some surprising names have been mentioned as leading candidates to perform one of the highest honors in sport.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 19, 2021
Naomi Osaka faces biggest challenge of her career at Olympics — on and off the court
The 2020 Tokyo Games represent a true test of character for a player who has openly struggled to handle the media spotlight in recent times.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jul 8, 2021
'Athletes are humans': Naomi Osaka stands by decision to skip media duties
While the 23-year-old maintains a good relationship with journalists, she hopes the tennis world can respect mental health issues — just like any other workplace.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jun 19, 2021
Japanese reporters largely cede the game to the West on Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka's willingness to speak out on issues such as Black Lives Matter sets her apart from other Japanese athletes working internationally.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 18, 2021
Naomi Osaka pulls out of Wimbledon, plans to compete at Tokyo Olympics
'She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 17, 2021
Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori officially qualify for Tokyo Olympics
Women's world No. 2 Naomi Osaka and two men's players, Kei Nishikori and Yoshihito Nishioka, officially qualified to represent Japan at the Tokyo Olympics, the national tennis federation said Thursday.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jun 17, 2021
Ryo Ishikawa empathizes with tennis star Naomi Osaka
'I thought she was OK — she's been so strong these past few years — but every person has a weak point.'
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 14, 2021
Naomi Osaka earns spot in Tokyo Olympics
Osaka earned her first Olympic berth for Japan on Monday with the release of the international tennis rankings used to determine automatic qualification for this summer's Tokyo Games.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jun 9, 2021
Lewis Hamilton sends encouragement to Naomi Osaka
'For her own personal health she didn't feel comfortable doing something, and the backlash is ridiculous,” the Formula One champion said last week.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 6, 2021
Naomi Osaka thanks fans for 'all the love' after French Open withdrawal
The four-time Grand Slam champion has received an outpouring of support following her decision to pull out of Roland Garros early last week.

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