Naomi Osaka has faced some searching questions over her ethnicity since her recent successes. Photo: Kyodo
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

Naomi Osaka embodies the thorny issue of identity when it comes to sporting success

  • Osaka is Japanese-Haitian but has been the source of much hand-wringing in recent months
  • China begins to naturalise its diaspora in an effort to level the sporting playing field

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Naomi Osaka has faced some searching questions over her ethnicity since her recent successes. Photo: Kyodo
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.