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Tennis giant Naomi Osaka is relinquishing her American citizenship so she can play for Japan in the 2020 Olympics

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Tennis star Naomi Osaka will officially relinquish her US citizenship in order to play for Japan in the 2020 Summer Olympics, she told the Japanese news outlet NHK .
Osaka was born in Japan but moved to the US when she was three and has held dual nationality since.
Japanese law requires those with dual nationality to pick one by the time they turn 22 years old. Osaka turns 22 on October 16.
While Osaka has lived most of her life in the US and is more comfortable speaking English than Japanese, she has deep cultural ties to Japan, which she has represented in tournaments since she was 10...
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