Naomi Osaka among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People


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Let’s hope that Osaka will devote some of her new found fame by highlighting the plight of present day Haiti.

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She's wonderful. I hope she wins every tournament enters.

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Great for Osaka! She's worked really hard to where she is and deserves it.

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Don't care about top 100 on Time or on any magazine.

There are many poor people who have done lot of good things for the society in the villages/countryside throughout their life. I'm more influenced by these people.

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She's still young and her rise as a tennis player has been so meteoric that I think she should be allowed to play her game and settle into her new expectations before people project other stuff onto her.

The point about Haiti is well made though.

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She is certainly influential to young kids who want to get into tennis in Japan. The start of the school year has seen so many new first grade junior high school girls join the tennis club, more so than ever before. I hope Japan can move away from soft tennis and focus more on standard tennis to nurture young talent.

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Influential? How?

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How?.......ahhhhh. She is good ar sport?

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Good for her! My first reaction was kind of, "Really? She hasn't been around that long on the scene," but it's not like it's the most influential people of ALL TIME, and she does Indeed inspire. Let's hope she can get her groove back and inspire even more.

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Excellent news. I hope she stays of the stupid Japanese shows that pay money to have champions act the fool with professional fools and concentrates on her game.

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just checked the list. It includes Brett Kavanaugh so I'm not sure what to make of it all

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Influential? How?

Maybe as a role model for mixed race kids in Japan and around the world to achieve great results? Maybe as a champion to break stereotypes in a mostly monocultural society what "being Japanese" is. I know mixed race kids in Japan who are really proud of her.

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Osaka became the first-ever Japanese player to win a singles Grand Slam title when she defeated her childhood idol Serena Williams in the final of last year's U.S. Open.

She's done great as a sports lady. The only thing truly Japanese about her is the name Osaka......and her mother. I laud the great sports person.

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Well, Im not sure why she would be among the 100 most influential people in the world.

Then again, look at the source. Time magazine? Who actually still reads that rag?

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My prediction is she will soon abandon Japan for the US. She already has in many ways.

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