Boca Resident Naomi Osaka Giving Up US Citizenship To Play For Japan At Tokyo Olympics

Oct 11, 2019

Boca Raton’s Naomi Osaka, two-time Grand Slam champion and the world’s third-ranked tennis player, has decided to give up her U.S. citizenship to represent Japan in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo,

Osaka, who is of Japanese and Haitian descent, was born in Japan before moving to South Florida in 2006 from New York, where she lived starting in 2000.

Japan’s Nationality Act states that those who hold dual citizenship must choose one nationality before their 22nd birthday. Osaka turns 22 on Wednesday.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.