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Osaka giving up U.S. citizenship to play for Japan in 2020 Olympics - media

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ByReuters
10/10/2019 at 09:46 | Updated 10/10/2019 at 10:05

TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Naomi Osaka has taken steps to give up her U.S.

citizenship to play for Japan in the 2020 Olympics, Japanese media said on Thursday.

The 21-year-old tennis star, whose parents are Haitian and Japanese, told NHK it will be special for her to represent host Japan at the Tokyo Games, the public broadcaster said.

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