• Yes, Naomi Osaka Knows Japanese-But Here's Why You Don't Hear Her Speak It Often

    1 month ago - By Style Caster

    There aren't a lot of videos of Naomi Osaka speaking Japanese, but trust that she knows and understands the language. Naomi, who was born in Osaka, Japan, is half-Japanese and half-Haitian.
    Her mother, Tamaki Osaka, was born in Hokkaido, Japan, while her father, Leonard Francois, is from Jacmel, Haiti. “I grew up surrounded by both Haitian and Japanese culture,” Naomi told The New York Times in 2018. Naomi, who moved to the United States when she was 3 years old, and her older sister, Mari, took their mother's last name for practical reasons while the family lived in Japan.
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