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Naomi Osaka is far more American than Japanese. She moved ...

from Japan at 3. She went to school and trained in the US. She speaks fluent English. She lives in Florida. I'm pretty sure her "culture" resembles that of an American than Japanese ... although she honors and respects her heritage (which a lot of Americans do as well). She just decided to represent Japan.

Sofia Kenin is not much different than Naomi Osaka. She was born in Moscow and then moved to the US when she was a baby. Her parents Russian immigrants ... just like Naomi's parents are immigrants. Kenin was trained, educated, and lives in Florida. Heck, Japan even forced Naomi to take her mother's name due to their archaic biased system against foreigners (father is Haitian).

Kenin and Osaka are the same. They are children of American immigrants immersed in American culture, education, and training ... but obviously proud of their heritage ... which is perfectly fine.

Kenin and Osaka are no different than Coco Gauff except their age. They are all American girls / young women.

[Post edited by Blah at 02/01/2020 02:37AM]

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Posted: 02/01/2020 at 02:32AM


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