Naomi Osaka Joins Nis­san As Brand Am­bas­sador

Nis­san to sup­port Osaka in bring­ing new level of ex­cite­ment to women’s ten­nis

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Just days af­ter her first Grand Slam cham­pi­onship, Nis­san named 20-year-old ten­nis player Naomi Osaka as its new­est brand am­bas­sador. The an­nounce­ment was made at Nis­san’s Global Head­quar­ters in Yoko­hama, mark­ing one of Osaka’s first ap­pear­ances in Ja­pan since win­ning the ti­tle.

Armed with her pow­er­ful ground­strokes and strong serve, Osaka be­came the first Ja­panese player to win a women’s sin­gles Grand Slam. Born in Ja­pan to a Ja­panese mother and a Haitian-amer­i­can fa­ther, she moved to the U.S. when she was 3 years old and com­petes for Ja­pan.

“This week has been a dream come to life, and I’m so hon­oured to rep­re­sent Ja­pan and Nis­san on the world stage,” Osaka said. “I was drawn to part­ner

with Nis­san be­cause of its strong Ja­panese DNA and global com­pet­i­tive spirit. The brand is al­ways chal­leng­ing ex­pec­ta­tions, and I look for­ward to bring­ing its vi­sion for driv­ing ex­cite­ment to new au­di­ences around the world.”

As part of the part­ner­ship, Osaka will ap­pear in global pro­mo­tions and ad­ver­tis­ing for Nis­san, and Nis­san will sup­port her ac­tiv­i­ties as a ten­nis player, in­clud­ing pro­vid­ing Nis­san ve­hi­cles at her tour des­ti­na­tions.

“With a com­bi­na­tion of grit and grace, Naomi Osaka is not afraid to take on the best ten­nis play­ers of our time, and win,” said Asako Hoshino, se­nior vice pres­i­dent at Nis­san Mo­tor Co., Ltd. “This is the same spirit of per­for­mance that Nis­san has em­bod­ied through­out our his­tory – ex­em­pli­fied most re­cently by the Nis­san LEAF, which de­fied the odds to be­come the best-sell­ing elec­tric ve­hi­cle in the world. And just like Naomi, Nis­san is just get­ting started.”

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