Naomi Osaka gives up US citizenship to play for Japan in 2020 Olympics

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Two-time tennis Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has announced she has chosen Japanese citizenship in order to represent the hosts at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

She currently holds both U.S. and Japan passports, but has a deadline of her 22nd birthday by when she must choose one, according to Japanese law.

“Osaka shared with Japan’s national broadcasting organisation, NHK, that she has started proceedings to choose Japanese citizenship.” — The Olympic Channel.

Osaka’s parents are Haitian and Japanese and described it to Japanese media as “special” to represent the hosts in 2020.

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