Japanese table tennis icon Ai Fukuhara is retiring to ‘build her family’ with fellow Olympian Chiang Hung-chieh (left). They married in 2016 and have a daughter together. Photo: Kyodo

‘Japanese Doll’ Ai Fukuhara breaks China’s heart with retirement from table tennis

  • Social media darling will build her family and work to promote the sport
  • Fans respond with an outpouring of affection for her deep ties to the country
Topic |   China Society

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Japanese table tennis icon Ai Fukuhara is retiring to ‘build her family’ with fellow Olympian Chiang Hung-chieh (left). They married in 2016 and have a daughter together. Photo: Kyodo
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