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Haiti - Tennis : The Haitian-Japanese Star Naomi Osaka visiting Haiti
08/11/2018 07:42:20

Haiti - Tennis : The Haitian-Japanese Star Naomi Osaka visiting Haiti
The Haitian-Japanese star (also of US nationality) 5th in world tennis, Naomi Osaka (20 years old) is visiting Haiti for 5 days. Arriving Tuesday, she was welcomed at the diplomatic lounge of Toussaint Louverture International Airport by Haitian government officials including Bocchit Edmond (Foreign Affairs), Marnatha Irène Ternier (MHAVE), Edwing Charles (Youth and Sports), Pierre Michel Rabbit (Culture) and the Mayor of Tabarre, Mrs. Nice Simon.

In his remarks, Chancellor Edmond, hailed the victory of the young tennis player at the US Open against the former world number 1, the American Serena Williams https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25476-haiti-flash-the-haitiano-japanese-naomi-osaka-wins-the-us-open-against-serena-william.html which allowed the whole world to remember positively Haiti "The country is proud of you Naomi Osaka. On behalf of the Haitian Government and the President of the Republic Jovenel Moïse in particular, we wanted to show you this warm welcome in recognition of your achievement. "

Recall that Naomi has always proudly evoked her Haitian origins and during her first visit to Haiti in October 2017 https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-22548-icihaiti-flash-a-haitian-japanese-world-star-of-tennis-visiting-haiti.html she said, "I have no problem becoming an ambassador for my father's country. Haiti deserves to be recognized by the world for its beautiful beauty and especially its delicious cuisine. "

During her stay, besides visiting historical sites and Jacmel, her father's hometown, Naomi Osaka will visit schools and various sports institutions across the country to promote tennis and chat with young tennis players, in order to inspire them with her victory. The opportunity for the Grand Slam champion to also meet different political figures, including the diplomatic corps of the US Embassy and Japan. Note that she should be decorated by President Jovenel Moïse.

Tuesday the Japanese Embassy in Port-au-Prince held a small reception in honor of Naomi Osaka Star from 3 countries (Japan, Haiti and the United States) and her family. Japanese nationals in Haiti took part in the reception and Ambassador Yoshiaki Hatta congratulated Naomi on her great victory at the US Open.

Wednesday morning, the international tennis champion went to the Olympic Center (Center for Sport for Hope) located at the corner of Route 9 and National #1.

Learn more about Naomi Osaka :
Born in Japan on October 16, 1997 in Chūō-ku (Osaka), from a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, her family immigrated to the United States when she was 3 years old. His father, Léonard Francois, from Jacmel introduced him to tennis and registred her at the Japanese Tennis Association (Naomie trains in Florida). She became a professional player in September 2013.

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