Naomi Osaka of Japan (left) cries as Serena Williams of the USA comforts her during the trophy ceremony of the 2018 US Open. Photo: USA Today

Naomi Osaka’s US Open win over Serena Williams gives Japan an unlikely hero after devastating typhoon and earthquake

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Naomi Osaka of Japan (left) cries as Serena Williams of the USA comforts her during the trophy ceremony of the 2018 US Open. Photo: USA Today
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.